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Obama plan to fight seafood fraud met with praise — and criticism
Obama plan to fight seafood fraud met with praise — and criticism

The Obama administration's new plan to fight seafood fraud and illegal fishing is being met with praise — and some criticism — by local and national groups involved in the issue. The groups lauded the overall approach to address black market operators who have exploited the United States' laws and regulations governing seafood imports. "This plan is proof that the Obama administration is committed to stopping seafood fraud and ending global illegal fishing," Beth Lowell, senior campaign director for the conservation group Oceana, said Monday. But she and others said key elements of the plan do not go far enough to protect American consumers. Instead of...

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