Stop Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing and Seafood Fraud
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Across the globe, illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and seafood fraud is exploiting the health of our oceans, hurting law-abiding businesses and deceiving consumers.
A recent report by Oceana found that 30 percent of tested shrimp products in the United States were misrepresented. Different species have different environmental and health implications, and misrepresenting such information leaves consumers in the dark and potentially at risk.
President Obama established a special task force to explore possible solutions to the twin issues of IUU fishing and seafood fraud, and the task force is drafting their recommendations.
Sign our petition calling on the task force to use the federal government's existing authorities to recommend traceability for all seafood sold in the U.S. to ensure that it is safe, legally caught, and honestly labelled.
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