August 4, 1995 in Nation/World

Republicans Trying To Lift Tuna Ban

Compiled From Wire Services
 

Four Republican congressmen introduced legislation Thursday to lift the tuna import ban, which is aimed at protecting dolphins, and to end the “dolphin safe” labeling requirement on canned tuna products.

The import restrictions have hurt the tuna industry in southern California and Mexico. All four lawmakers are from the San Diego area.

Environmentalists immediately denounced the legislation as leading to the death of thousands of dolphins. Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., said lifting the import ban “would wipe out decades of protection for dolphins being killed in the tuna industry.”

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