Mark Robertson, President of Potomac Global with over 20 years of experience on the dolphin-safe tuna issue explained to MST that the final regulations fail to address the issue that consumers are being deceived.
The new regulations require the captain of the fishing vessel to certify that no dolphins were killed or harmed during the tuna harvest. However, self-certification is unreliable and nearly impossible to police. After all, what captain would actually admit to killing dolphins, putting his job at risk and making the whole harvest worthless? Without an independent observer on board, there will be no way to prove if dolphins were killed or not.
To learn more:
- Read a summary of the dolphin-safe tuna issue in the US
- Read the Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna’s response
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