Shrimp-Turtle Case - Dolphin Tuna Case

Dolphin Tuna Case

Similar to the Shrimp and Turtle Case was Dolphin Tuna Case in the 1970s. Companies such as Sunkist and Del Monte Fresh modified ocean floor trawling for wild-caught tuna as dolphins and their pods were depleted through unsustainable fishing practices. The US and the public later required the ban of tuna caught by ocean floor trawling. Tuna sold to the US markets had to be labelled "Dolphin Safe".

The United States lost the Tuna-Dolphin Case, both times. The first was when Mexico opened a dispute. The second was the European Economic Community and The Netherlands.

The U.S. lost this case for two reasons: process versus product and extraterritoriality.

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