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Low mislabeling rates indicate marked improvements in European seafood market operations

Mariani, S 2015, 'Low mislabeling rates indicate marked improvements in European seafood market operations' , Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 13 (10) , pp. 536-540.

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Over the span of a decade, genetic identification methods have progressively exposed the inadequacies of the seafood supply chain, revealing previously unrecognized levels of seafood fraud, raising awareness among the public, and serving as a warning to industry that malpractice will be detected. Here we present the outcome of the latest and largest multi-species, transnational survey of fish labeling accuracy to date, which demonstrates an apparent sudden reduction of seafood mislabeling in Europe. We argue that recent efforts in legislation, governance, and outreach have had a positive impact on industry regulation. Coordinated, technology-based, policy-oriented actions can play a pivotal role in shaping a transparent, sustainable global seafood market and in bolstering healthier oceans.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Publisher: Ecological Society of America
ISSN: 1540-9295
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Funders: None listed
Depositing User: Prof Stefano Mariani
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2015 16:02
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2016 11:50

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