Environmental groups push back at MSC's tuna decision

One NGO called the nearing certification 'consumer fraud.'

As the Northeastern Tropical Pacific purse seine yellowfin and skipjack tuna fishery moves closer to Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) approval, environmental groups are not happy. 

"Giving an eco-label to canned tuna caught by international netting and killing dolphins is consumer fraud, an illegal deception and is a prime example of greenwashing," Earth Island Institute's David Phillips. "Shame on the MSC." 

WWF-Mexico's Enrique Sanjurjo said stakeholders needs to collaborate. 

“WWF urges all stakeholders to work together to improve fishing practices and the availability of up-to-date scientific information on the impacted dolphin stocks in order to quantify and address any impacts of the fishery,” Sanjurjo said. 

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