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Dolphin-friendly tuna: we’re worrying about the wrong species

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Abstract


  • Seafood is increasingly marketed as the clean, healthy choice for consumers – full of good oils and proteins and low in fat – with canned tuna a favourite cheap source of healthy protein. But science provides ever-worsening reports on the state of many fisheries, and their effect on marine ecosystems.

    As international conservation negotiations flounder, consumers and industry are increasingly relying on eco-labelling to tell which seafood products come from sustainably managed fisheries. But there’s more to tuna than “dolphin-friendly”: what do these labels really tell us?

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Hanich, Q. (2013). Dolphin-friendly tuna: we’re worrying about the wrong species. The Conversation, (28 May),

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2554&context=lhapapers&unstamped=1

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1549

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  • 28 May

Place Of Publication


  • http://theconversation.com/dolphin-friendly-tuna-were-worrying-about-the-wrong-species-12760

Abstract


  • Seafood is increasingly marketed as the clean, healthy choice for consumers – full of good oils and proteins and low in fat – with canned tuna a favourite cheap source of healthy protein. But science provides ever-worsening reports on the state of many fisheries, and their effect on marine ecosystems.

    As international conservation negotiations flounder, consumers and industry are increasingly relying on eco-labelling to tell which seafood products come from sustainably managed fisheries. But there’s more to tuna than “dolphin-friendly”: what do these labels really tell us?

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Hanich, Q. (2013). Dolphin-friendly tuna: we’re worrying about the wrong species. The Conversation, (28 May),

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2554&context=lhapapers&unstamped=1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1549

Issue


  • 28 May

Place Of Publication


  • http://theconversation.com/dolphin-friendly-tuna-were-worrying-about-the-wrong-species-12760