Low mislabeling rates indicate marked improvements in European seafood market operations

Type Article
Date 2015-12
Language English
Author(s) Mariani Stefano1, Griffiths Andrew M.1, Velasco Amaya2, Kappel Kristina3, Jerome Marc4, Perez-Martin Ricardo I.2, Schroeder Ute3, Verrez-Bagnis VeroniqueORCID4, Silva Helena5, Vandamme Sara G.1, Boufana Belgees1, Mendes Rogerio5, Shorten Marc6, Smith Cat6, Hankard Elizabeth1, Hook Samantha A.1, Weymer Alice S.1, Gunning Daryl6, Sotelo Carmen G.2
Affiliation(s) 1 : Univ Salford, Ecosyst & Environm Res Ctr, Sch Environm & Life Sci, Manchester, England.
2 : CSIC, Inst Invest Marinas, Vigo, Spain.
3 : Max Rubner Inst, Dept Safety & Qual Milk & Fish Prod, Kiel, Germany.
4 : IFREMER, Nantes, France.
5 : Portuguese Inst Sea & Atmosphere, Lisbon, Portugal.
6 : Indigo Rock Marine Res Stn, Cork, Ireland.
Source Frontiers In Ecology And The Environment (1540-9295) (Ecological Soc Amer), 2015-12 , Vol. 13 , N. 10 , P. 536-540
DOI 10.1890/150119
WOS© Times Cited 61
Abstract Over the span of a decade, genetic identification methods have progressively exposed the inadequacies of the seafood supply chain, revealing previously unrecognized levels of seafood fraud, raising awareness among the public, and serving as a warning to industry that malpractice will be detected. Here we present the outcome of the latest and largest multi-species, transnational survey of fish labeling accuracy to date, which demonstrates an apparent sudden reduction of seafood mislabeling in Europe. We argue that recent efforts in legislation, governance, and outreach have had a positive impact on industry regulation. Coordinated, technology-based, policy-oriented actions can play a pivotal role in shaping a transparent, sustainable global seafood market and in bolstering healthier oceans.
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Mariani Stefano, Griffiths Andrew M., Velasco Amaya, Kappel Kristina, Jerome Marc, Perez-Martin Ricardo I., Schroeder Ute, Verrez-Bagnis Veronique, Silva Helena, Vandamme Sara G., Boufana Belgees, Mendes Rogerio, Shorten Marc, Smith Cat, Hankard Elizabeth, Hook Samantha A., Weymer Alice S., Gunning Daryl, Sotelo Carmen G. (2015). Low mislabeling rates indicate marked improvements in European seafood market operations. Frontiers In Ecology And The Environment, 13(10), 536-540. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1890/150119 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00302/41323/