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New U.S. plan aims to stop seafood fraud and black market
New U.S. plan aims to stop seafood fraud and black market

Addressing growing concerns over seafood fraud, a presidential task force called Tuesday for expanded enforcement and a new program giving consumers more information about the origins of the imported fish, crab and other seafood they eat. The new program would trace seafood from its harvest to its entry into U.S. commerce, with the first phase focusing on species that are of "particular concern" for fraud or illegal catch. For example, shipments of sushi or snapper fillets — which are often fraudulently substituted with a cheaper species or caught illegally overseas — would need documentation that included details about when, where and how it was caught. Such data are...

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