ANALYSIS - One in three seafood samples is mislabeled in the US and global fraud abounds as well, according to studies by Oceana.
Beth Lowell, Oceana Campaign Director, shares insights from the Oceana Seafood Fraud study in the US.
Seafood fraud is also a global problem. It has been studied and found all over the world. To demonstrate the scope of the issue, Oceana compiled more than 100 studies on seafood mislabeling and species substitutions. Oceana created a map showing the most current and comprehensive review of seafood fraud to date.
Seafood fraud has been exposed by scientists, students, journalists, governments, and conservation and consumer groups in 29 countries and on all continents except Antarctica. According to Oceana, seafood traceability, tracking fish from boat to plate, would bring transparency to the seafood supply chain, help prevent seafood mislabeling and fraud and stamp out markets for illegally fished products.
You can read more on Oceana's fraud study and read the full report by clicking here.