Wild-Caught Lobster to be Marked24 September 2012
NORWAY - The Department of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs has issued regulations on the labeling of wild-caught lobster.
"The goal is to build lobster stocks along the Norwegian coast, and the new labeling system will contribute to a better overview of the total catch of lobster," says Fisheries and Coastal Affairs Minister, Lisbeth Berg-Hansen.
The labeling system will also make it easier for consumers to track when and where lobsters are caught.
"Consumers should be confident that the Norwegian lobster they purchase is legal," says Ms Berg-Hansen.
The scheme is based on a trial that took place in Sunnmøre and Romsdal Sales Organisation in 2011.
These regulations come into force immediately, so that the scheme applies from the upcoming season.
The labeling requirement applies to purchases in the fish market, which will mark the individual lobster with a unique identification mark approved by the sales team that is responsible for the primary reaction.
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