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in the Azores
|THE HISTORY OF POPA
In the late 1990’s, it became clear that tuna industry would be seriously penalized with the absence of a “Dolphin safe” certification which instigated new measures from the government and the fisheries sector.
In order to achieve this certification, the Azores Fisheries Observer Programme was funded in
1998, ensuring the absence of dolphin mortality or injury
in tuna fishery. Since then, fishery and fishing products
are certified by the
Earth Island Institute, through the results presented
by POPA. Besides that, tuna fishery is also certified
of the Sea” (www.friendofthesea.org)
which means that it is extremely selective, doesn’t
harm the surrounding environment and is quite sustainable.
It became the first tuna fishery in the world achieving
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