Dolphin Protection Consumer Information Act

Rule/Law:

104 Stat. 4465, codified in relevant part at 16 U.S.C. § 1385, as amended

The Act makes it unlawful under section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act for any producer, importer, exporter, distributor, or seller of any tuna product that is exported from or offered for sale in the United States to deceptively claim that its tuna is "dolphin safe." The standard for labeling tuna as "dolphin safe" has been loosened by Section 5 of the Dolphin Protection Consumer Information Act (Pub. L. No. 105-42, 111 Stat. 1122).