Published: Saturday 15 December 2001

Tuna caught with purse seine nets causing dolphin deaths cannot be labelled 'dolphin safe' for sale in the US. This has been ruled by a US appeals court recently. The court ruling comes as another blow to tuna-exporting countries of the eastern tropical pacific ocean, including Mexico, Venezuela and Ecuador, which have been engaged in a decade-long trade argument with the US on the issue.

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