Dolphin Safe Earth Island

Dolphin Safe Earth Island

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Earth Island Institute monitors tuna companies around the world to ensure the tuna is caught by methods that do not harm dolphins and protect the marine ecosystem. Their standards prevent harm to dolphins and are adhered to by more than 90% of the world’s tuna companies. In order for tuna to be considered “Dolphin Safe”, it must meet the following standards: 1. No intentional chasing, netting or encirclement of dolphins during an entire tuna fishing trip; 2. No use of drift gill nets to catch tuna; German Whale & Dolphin Foundation, GRD logo 3. No accidental killing or serious injury to any dolphins during net sets; 4. No mixing of dolphin-safe and dolphin-deadly tuna in individual boat wells (for accidental kill of dolphins), or in processing or storage facilities; and 5. Each trip in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean (ETP) by vessels 400 gross tons and above must have an independent observer on board attesting to the compliance with points (1) through (4) above.

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In 1999, the United States signed on as a Party to the Agreement on the International Dolphin Conservation Program (AIDCP). Every U.S. tuna purse seine vessel greater than 400 short tons carrying capacity fishing in the ETP must have an IATTC approved observer onboard to oversee every fishing trip. The vessel owners or management of such vessels are responsible for notifying NMFS of the location and expected time of arrival for each completed ETP trip.
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