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Help stop seafood fraud today. Yes, it’s a real crime, not a joke.

July 7, 2012

http://act.oceana.org/letter/l-seafood-fda/?akid=2460.245406.7kCw0z&rd=1&source=mailing&t=2&utm_campaign=seafoodfraud&utm_medium=mailing&utm_source=advocacy

Seafood fraud hurts, and it’s more common than you think. Studies show that for some commonly swapped types of seafood, up to 70% may be mislabeled.

Seafood fraud is dangerous to our health. Supposedly healthy fish may be swapped for fish that contain antibiotics or contaminants, or even be replaced with a species that can make people sick! Fish served as white tuna has occasionally been found to be escolar, a species that is banned in some places due to health risks.

And mislabeling doesn’t just affect human health. The oceans suffer when people fish unsustainably or illegally and then lie about where their catch came from. Without traceability, consumers can’t know for sure that their food choices are sustainable.

The FDA can do more to protect consumers and the oceans. Sign today to tell the FDA to fight seafood fraud.

Read more about federal efforts to crack down on seafood fraud:

http://www.seafoodbusiness.com/articledetail.aspx?id=14579

http://www.seafoodid.com/fish_fraud.html

Bought vs. Got
Red Snapper Rockfish
Mahi Mahi Yellowtail
Swordfish Mako Shark
Orange Roughy Oreo Dory or John Dory
Cod Alaska Pollock
Halibut Sea Bass
Dover Sole Arrowtooth Flounder
Red Drum (Red Fish; Southern or Gulf) Black Drum
Lake or Yellow Perch (Great Lakes) White Perch
Lake or Yellow Perch (Great Lakes) Zander
Caviar (Sturgeon species) Paddlefish and other Fish Roe
Walleye Sauger
Atlantic Salmon Pacific Salmon
Chum Salmon Pink Salmon
Scallops Skate Wings
Walleye Alaskan Pollock
Salmon Steelhead Trout
Blue Crabmeat Imported Crabmeat
Wild Caught Salmon Farm Raised Salmon
Grouper Channel Catfish
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