SPECIAL FEATURE: Marine Mammal Protection Act

The 1972 U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act bans imports or sales of all marine mammal products, regardless of the conservation status of the species, negatively impacting the economies and cultural traditions of indigenous peoples in the High North. Key reads: Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada. Reports on Seals: Links to the latest management plan, the government’s response…

Talking to the Consumer

Labeling Ourselves Once upon a time, a producer was a retailer was a consumer. We bartered and traded our way through life. Over the past century, we have become specialists in production, design, manufacturing, marketing, wholesaling, distribution and, ultimately, retailing. Retail is where the entire industry is represented by a storeowner or clerk, a person…