From the Forums: You Know Nothing About Dolphin Safe Tuna

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wildlifer has some info to share:

US consumers only want tuna with the nice "dolphin-safe" logo on it--usually, the cartoon dolphin on the label is smiling because he's just so delighted with us for eating "dolphin-safe" tuna. But meanwhile--and because many species of fish other than tuna like to gather under floating objects--the "dolphin-safe" methods are killing as by-catch a really sickening amount of "non-target" fish each year . . . and that's what Americans are eating and feeling virtuous about.

Is it time to rethink the way we fish tuna? Join the conversation.

Tags: Animals | Fishing


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