Definition of dolphin-safe in English:

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Entry from US English dictionary


(On canned tuna labels) indicating that the tuna has been harvested using fishing methods that are not harmful to dolphins.
Example sentences
  • On Earth Day 1990, the company joined with its subsidiary to announce they would only purchase tuna caught using dolphin-safe methods.
  • On New Year's Eve, 2002, the administration proposed new, weaker standards for dolphin-safe tuna labeling, provoking a lawsuit.
  • The Commerce Department, under pressure from the fishing industry, is trying to severely weaken the requirements for dolphin-safe labels on tuna cans.
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