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Combating Bait And Switch In The Seafood Industry

The plan to stop seafood fraud will create a system to detect black market fishing and seafood fraud, and a system to track seafood from its harvest, all the way to U.S. port for market. (Bill Dickinson/Flickr)
The plan to stop seafood fraud will create a system to detect black market fishing and seafood fraud, and a system to track seafood from its harvest, all the way to U.S. port for market. (Bill Dickinson/Flickr)

Fish is a slippery business. Managing and policing the seafood industry has proved challenging through the years with reports of over-fishing, controversies about fish farming, and issues of oceanic pollution. Now, we can add seafood fraud to that list.

On Sunday, a task force convened by the Obama administration released an action plan to stop seafood fraud.

The plan was unveiled at the Seafood Expo North America in Boston. It includes a system to detect black market fishing and seafood fraud, and a system to track seafood from its harvest, all the way to U.S. port for market.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks to Beth Lowell, the senior campaign director of Oceana, on the administration’s plan and the issues of seafood fraud in the United States.

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