What does Dolphin Safe mean?
The “dolphin safe” program was begun in the early 1990s. Dolphin safe methods prohibit the encirclement of dolphins during tuna fishing and use special release procedures that allow dolphins to swim free should they accidentally get into a net.
All three of the major U.S. tuna brands require certification from their raw tuna suppliers documenting their tuna is caught in association with the dolphin safe guidelines. Consumers can check packaging labels for the ‘dolphin safe’ symbol to verify that no dolphins have been endangered in the catching of their tuna.
Learn more about the dolphin safe program here.