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U.S. enforcement changes raise concern over seafood fraud
U.S. enforcement changes raise concern over seafood fraud

With seafood fraud a continuing problem in Maryland and across the nation, environmentalists, fishermen and lawmakers are expressing concern about a decline in the number of special investigative agents and enforcement cases at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Changes at the agency, which is responsible for protecting fishery resources in federal waters, could make it more difficult to investigate complex cases involving seafood that is mislabeled or caught in violation of quotas, they said, responding to the findings of a Baltimore Sun investigation. The declines are "really troubling to see when we have these issues of illegal fish and seafood fraud," said...

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