- The Plate
How We Can Bite Back at Seafood Fraud
We’re supposed to eat more fish for our health. But when you look down at that filet of red snapper on your plate, do you wonder where it comes from, if it’s even really red snapper? If not, perhaps you should start asking, because in the next two years, U.S. retailers will need to have answers.
Scientists estimate that nearly a third of the world’s catch is illegal, unreported, and unregulated. And practically every year, there’s a new report out about how farmed salmon is being passed off as wild, leaving consumers to suspect something fishy.
Earlier this week, a White House task force released an ambitious blueprint for cracking down on seafood crime by stopping illegal catch at the ports before it enters and