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Dolphin Safe Tuna: Top News

Key 2017 Accomplishments Made Possible Through Your Support
| Mark J. Palmer

A round-up of our work this year to protect dolphins and whales around the world. Read More >


Politics and Closed-Door Meetings Raise Concerns for Dolphin Safe Issues
| Trixie Concepcion & Staff, IMMP Asia-Pacific Office

Unfortunately for the tunas and other species, a lot of politics can come into play. Read More >


WTO Support for Dolphin Safe Label:  Ten Years of IMMP’s Work Pays Off
| Mark J. Palmer

The WTO recently announced that the US had satisfied their regulations of international trade. Mexico’s case has fallen apart. Read More >


WTO Agrees Dolphin Safe Label in Compliance with Free Trade Regulations
| Mark J. Palmer

After several negative rulings against the label, experts agreed that the US is in compliance with WTO Free Trade regulations. Read More >


Marine Stewardship Council Grants EcoLabel to Dolphin-Killing Mexican Tuna Fishery
| International Marine Mammal Project

Wildlife organizations blast the decision, say it violates MSC’s own certification standards Read More >


Dolphin Killing Isn’t Eco-Friendly!

Sign the petition to save the dolphins from cruel tuna fishing practices! Read More >


MSC Seafood Label Greenwashes Dolphin-Killing Tuna Industry
| International Marine Mammal Project

The Marine Stewardship Council “eco”-certifies dolphin-killing tuna fleets in defiance of WWF and other organizations. Read More >


World Trade Organization Rewards Dolphin Killing By Mexican Tuna Fishing Fleet
| Mark J. Palmer

New Ruling Allows Mexico to Retaliate Against US for $163 Million Read More >


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Campaign Top News

International Marine Mammal Project >
  • The Trump Administration is so gung-ho for oil drilling off our shores for the oil companies that they are ignoring the government shutdown in order to speed up processing of drilling and seismic testing offshore for oil.
    - By Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
  • The International Marine Mammal Project of Earth Island Institute is suing the Trump Administration in order to get planning papers from Dept. of Interior about plan to lease 90% of US outer continental shelf for offshore oil drilling.
    - By Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
  • The International Marine Mammal Project of Earth Island Institute has achieved some major goals in protecting whales and dolphins in 2018. Looking forward to continuing our efforts in the new year.
    - Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
Save Japan Dolphins >
  • Taiji is not the only place that dolphin hunts occur in Japan. In northern Japan ports, Dall's porpoises are harpooned for their meat.
    - Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
  • The International Marine Mammal Project of Earth Island Institute has achieved some major goals in protecting whales and dolphins in 2018. Looking forward to continuing our efforts in the new year.
    - Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
  • We are one of the most effective nonprofit organizations working to protect whales, dolphins and their ocean homes.
    - Mark J. Palmer
Dolphin + Whale Project >
  • Japan announces they will no longer kill whales in the Antarctic Ocean, a cause for celebration, but also they will drop out of the IWC and start commercial whaling within its 200 mile zone, bad news for those whales and dolphins.
    - By Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
  • The International Marine Mammal Project of Earth Island Institute has achieved some major goals in protecting whales and dolphins in 2018. Looking forward to continuing our efforts in the new year.
    - Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
  • Mexico is honoring its gray whale population and protected sanctuaries with a new image on their 500 pesos note.
    - Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
Keiko Whale Rescue >
Freeing Whales & Dolphins from Captivity >
Dolphin Safe Fishing >
  • The International Marine Mammal Project of Earth Island Institute has achieved some major goals in protecting whales and dolphins in 2018. Looking forward to continuing our efforts in the new year.
    - Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
  • After ten years of litigation, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has concluded that the US Dolphin Safe tuna label should remain strong, and not be weakened to allow Mexican tuna, stained by the blood of dolphins, to be falsely labeled "Dolphin Safe". A huge victory!
    - Mark J. Palmer, Associate Director, International Marine Mammal Project
  • We are one of the most effective nonprofit organizations working to protect whales, dolphins and their ocean homes.
    - Mark J. Palmer