Thursday, December 3, 2015

03/12/2015: Fish fraud crackdown is helping Scots’ fleet
Image: John Lord
Scotland’s fishing fleet can only benefit from the success of tough new policies to combat fish fraud across Europe, industry chiefs said yesterday, Keith Findlay writes in the Aberdeen Press and Journal.
Study findings show efforts to crack down on mislabelling – conning consumers into thinking they are buying one type of fish when they are in fact paying for a cheaper substitute – are working.

The largest multi-species survey of fish labelling accuracy to date indicates a marked and sudden reduction of seafood mislabelling in supermarkets, markets and fishmongers in the EU.

Scientists in six European countries tracked samples of the mostly commonly consumed fish, including cod, tuna, hake and plaice, after a series of studies going back five years had shown mislabelling in up to 40 percent of cases.

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