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Lawsuits Allege Tuna Is Not Dolphin Safe

In 1990 Congress passed the Dolphin Protection Consumer Information Act to prevent fraud and affix a federal definition to the term “dolphin safe,” making it illegal to claim a product is “dolphin safe” if it contains tuna harvested in a manner that is harmful to dolphins. Recently filed class-action lawsuits allege that the country’s three largest tuna producers — StarKist, Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea — violate the 1990 law by marketing their tuna products as “dolphin safe,” including with logos on the labels, when they use fishing techniques that contribute to a “substantial” number of dolphin deaths each year. Andersen Sleater Sianni represents consumers who purchase products based on advertising that is later proven untrue. Click here to read more about the lawsuits.

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