Ocean Advocacy Group Urges Crackdown On ‘Seafood Fraud’

Oceana, an ocean conservation and advocacy organization, says one out of every five fish tested is mislabeled and is calling on the government to expand rules to track the source of seafood.

The group is using a new fraud investigation to draw attention to the issue of boat-to-plate seafood traceability, which advocates say is essential to preventing illegal fishing or fraud.

An investigation tested 449 samples of seafood, all of which were not included under an existing federal program to monitor the sources of seafood. The samples came from 24 states and Washington, D.C., between March and August 2018.

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