Feds to Crack Down on Seafood Fraud

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Gloucester Times: In an effort to eradicate illegal fishing and seafood fraud, the Obama Administration is launching a fish tracking system that would eventually tell consumers where their fish was caught, processed and stored. U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews announced the initiative at the Seafood Expo in Boston on Sunday, describing an action plan to stamp out imports of illegally caught fish.

“The steps the United States has taken to be a leader in environmental stewardship are paying off,” he said. “However, our nation’s fisheries remain threatened by illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing and seafood fraud, which negatively affects our markets.”

 

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