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Imported fish must bring their papers

Imported fish must bring their papers

The Obama administration has proposed new rules that would require seafood importers to better record the who, what, when, where and how of the fish they bring into the country.

"Traceability is a key tool for combating illicit activities that threaten valuable natural resources, increase global food security risk and disadvantage law-abiding fishermen and seafood producers," said Kathryn D. Sullivan, administrator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The proposed rules would apply only to seafood at "high risk" for poaching and fraud, such as blue crab, red snapper and shrimp, but...

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