Category Archives: Species Substitution

ISOTOPE Fingerprinting & traceability, CoC: “For the first time, we can differentiate organic, conventional, and wild salmon from different origins…”

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“CITIZEN science”: DNA testing reveals limited (1-7%) seafood fraud by Canadian retailers – SeaChoice research

Continue reading “CITIZEN science”: DNA testing reveals limited (1-7%) seafood fraud by Canadian retailers – SeaChoice research

“TRANSPARENCY is coming to the fore”: Expanding sustainable [sea]food market bringing fraud risks; Organic & eco-labelled foods at high risk

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DEFINING [sea]food ‘fraud’: New European terminology standard will be out in 2018 & ‘Food Authenticity Research Network Hub’ in pipeline

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BESTER or better… DNA tracing enables identification of Beluga species from a single caviar egg

Continue reading BESTER or better… DNA tracing enables identification of Beluga species from a single caviar egg

CODFATHER: Massachusetts fishing magnate will plead guilty to U.S. federal charges of evading fishing quotas and smuggling profits to Portugal

Continue reading CODFATHER: Massachusetts fishing magnate will plead guilty to U.S. federal charges of evading fishing quotas and smuggling profits to Portugal

PREVENTING fish species substitution & fraud; SIRF funds DNA testing project for fast & cheaper-than-current-FDA identification of fish species

Continue reading PREVENTING fish species substitution & fraud; SIRF funds DNA testing project for fast & cheaper-than-current-FDA identification of fish species

FINANCIAL & ecological implications of global seafood mislabelling; “Consumer power to choose sustainably-harvested species is threatened by seafood mislabelling”

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‘1 in 5’ seafood samples mislabeled worldwide “in every sector of the seafood supply chain”, EU case ‘promising’

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SUSHI-bar-coding: Genetic survey highlights lax labelling practice in UK’s service sector compared to retail sector

 

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OCEANA’s new report highlights success and value in seafood traceability: “Traceability is the future of seafood”… “Consumers have a right to know…”

Continue reading OCEANA’s new report highlights success and value in seafood traceability: “Traceability is the future of seafood”… “Consumers have a right to know…”

IUU Fishing: Internationally wanted toothfish poaching vessel, Kunlun, detained in Senegal after being chased out of Antarctica by Sea Shepherd

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SALMON not added by NOC Committee to U.S. list of species “at risk of IUU fishing and seafood fraud”

Continue reading SALMON not added by NOC Committee to U.S. list of species “at risk of IUU fishing and seafood fraud”

OCEANA highlights seafood mislabelling in the heart of Europe, Brussels; “including EU institutions’ canteens”; 30% mislabelled seafood in average…

Continue reading OCEANA highlights seafood mislabelling in the heart of Europe, Brussels; “including EU institutions’ canteens”; 30% mislabelled seafood in average…

‘WHAT’s Wrong with America’s Favorite Fish – Salmon – Especially in Restaurants?’ – Oceana Salmon Fraud report media coverage

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CHINA is by far the #1 destination of U.S. salmon exports (also #3 origin of imports…); Oceana argues that 82% of salmon demand could be satistfied by ‘sustainable’ Alaska harvest

Continue reading CHINA is by far the #1 destination of U.S. salmon exports (also #3 origin of imports…); Oceana argues that 82% of salmon demand could be satistfied by ‘sustainable’ Alaska harvest

FRAUD & DNA testing: Oceana finds that 69% of mislabelling case [overall 43%] in some U.S. restaurants & grocery stores involved farmed sold as “wild,” “Alaskan” or “Pacific”  salmon

Oceana released a new study on October 28, 2015, that reveals mislabeling of America’s favorite fish – salmon. Oceana collected 82 salmon samples from restaurants and grocery stores and found that 43 percent were mislabeled. DNA testing confirmed that most of the mislabeling (69 percent) consisted of farmed Atlantic salmon being sold as wild-caught product.

Whilst the Oceana findings are factual and – if anything – highlight at worse a fraudulent activity by U.S. restaurants/grocery stores; Oceana is also using this report to stirr the decades-old simplistic and outdated ‘Wild = good vs. Farmed = bad‘ debate (with a pro-USA stance using also the carbon footprint argument)…

Oceana salmon spin - Oct 28 2015

Continue reading FRAUD & DNA testing: Oceana finds that 69% of mislabelling case [overall 43%] in some U.S. restaurants & grocery stores involved farmed sold as “wild,” “Alaskan” or “Pacific”  salmon

DNA analysis shows that ‘A considerable amount of sturgeon caviar sold in Bulgaria and Romania is mislabeled or even counterfeit’

Continue reading DNA analysis shows that ‘A considerable amount of sturgeon caviar sold in Bulgaria and Romania is mislabeled or even counterfeit’

“The enforcement of correct labeling is vital to the integrity and future of the seafood community” – BSB Chairman

Continue reading “The enforcement of correct labeling is vital to the integrity and future of the seafood community” – BSB Chairman

OCEANA study “reveals mislabeling of iconic Chesapeake Bay blue crab”; “There have been some fundamental errors in reporting” counters NFI

If you’re reporting on the Oceana report about mislabeled crab please contact me,” Gavin Gibbons, National Fisheries Institute (NFI) VP for Communication said in an emailed April 1, 2015, message destined to journalists; “There have been some fundamental errors in reporting thus far.” The Oceana marine environment NGO has published (on April 1st) findings of an investigation showing widespread mislabelling in Maryland blue crab cakes sold in restaurants on the East coast; just as the Chesapeake Bay blue crab season opens…

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