Save the dolphins. (Updates).
Now concerns about free-trade violations could open U.S. markets to Mexican-caught tuna. And late last year, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced that tuna caught when dolphins are chased down can be labeled "dolphin-safe" as long as no dolphins are injured--even though the agency found in an earlier report that this method indirectly kills dolphins through stress. Environmental groups sued the Commerce Department in January, putting the new regulations on hold. CONTACT: NMFS, www.nmfs.noaa.gov.
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|Date:||May 1, 2003|
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