seafood fraud

Miami’s True Nature Seafood Company Fined $1 Million in Seafood Fraud Case

Posted Thu, Aug 7, 2014 by Leah Powley to Chilean steelhead trout, seafood fraud, seafood mislabeling, True Nature seafood company

Miami’s True Nature Seafood Company Fined $1 Million in Seafood Fraud Case

A seafood market in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Oceana / Jenn Hueting)

It turns out Oceana isn’t the only one looking into seafood fraud; just this week, a huge seafood fraud bust in Florida was announced. And thanks to President Obama’s pledge to tackle the issue, we may see additional efforts to stop seafood fraud and illegal fishing in the future. 


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Deceptive Crab Mislabeling Causes Members of Congress to Call for Action

Posted Wed, Jul 30, 2014 by Leah Powley to blue crabs, crabs, seafood fraud, seafood mislabeling

blue crabs are mislabeled leading to seafood fraud

Blue crab (Callinectes sapidus). (Photo: Bob Simmons / Flickr Creative Commons)

By Leah Powley

Seafood fraud in the Mid-Atlantic region is causing new concern among area watermen and their Congressional representatives. According to crab fishermen in Maryland and Virginia, imported crabmeat is being packaged in the United States, relabeled, and then sold as a “product of the U.S.” This mislabeling—illegal under U.S. law—has gathered attention from the area’s Congressional representatives, who are calling on President Obama to address this seafood fraud.


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Ocean News: U.S. to Auction Off New Jersey Area for Offshore Wind, Baby Sea Turtles Found to Make Noises, and More

Posted Fri, Jul 18, 2014 by Brianna Elliott to baby sea turtles, Indus river dolphin, offshore wind, offshore wind New Jersey, seafood, seafood fraud

Offshore wind farm

An offshore wind farm. (Photo: Kim Hansen / Flickr Creative Commons)

- A New York-based seafood company and its executives pleaded guilty in federal court for fish fraud. The executives underreported the amount of summer flounder they caught between June 2009 and December 2011 by 56,000 pounds and used false documents to ship fish to customers. The Wall Street Journal


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Oceana Thanks Congressional Supporters for Launching Seafood Traceability Efforts

Posted Wed, Jun 25, 2014 by Beckie Zisser to black market fish, illegal fishing, obama seafood fraud commitment, seafood fraud, seafood traceability

Seafood fraud and seafood mislabeling occurs all over the world

(Photo: Oceana / Jenn Hueting)

Last week was big for our oceans. Following a two-day summit at the State Department that brought together world leaders, NGO representatives, marine scientists, and other stakeholders to address key ocean issues, President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry announced important new initiatives to protect our oceans from a number of serious threats. In particular, he announced a new effort to fight seafood fraud and illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing that will include establishing full-chain traceability for seafood sold in the U.S.


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President Obama’s Commitment to Tackle Seafood Fraud Gathers Widespread Media Coverage

Posted Tue, Jun 24, 2014 by Brianna Elliott to obama seafood fraud, our ocean conference, our ocean media coverage, seafood fraud, seafood traceability

A fish market in Jessup, Maryland that promotes seafood traceability.

A fish market in Jessup, Maryland that promotes seafood traceability. (Photo: Oceana / Jenn Hueting)

Last week, President Obama announced his commitment to tackle seafood fraud and illegal fishing at the Our Ocean conference — a huge victory for both the oceans and consumers. U.S.


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Ocean News: "Our Ocean" Conference Closes with Major Victories for the Oceans

Posted Wed, Jun 18, 2014 by Brianna Elliott to leonardo dicaprio foundation, marine protected areas, obama our ocean, our ocean conference, seafood fraud

Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, an area in the Pacific Remote Islands Ma

Pink coral gardens of Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, an area in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument that Obama committed to expanding yesterday.  (Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters / Flickr Creative Commons)

- On Monday, the president of the Pacific island nation Kiribati announced that he’ll ban all commercial fishing in the country's Phoenix Islands Protected Area by 2015. Though these islands are small, they're home to some of the most abundant coral reef archipelagos in the Pacific.


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Ocean News: Obama Makes Big Moves for Tackling Seafood Fraud and Protecting Marine Habitat, and More

Posted Tue, Jun 17, 2014 by Brianna Elliott to crayfish, ocean acidification, ocean news, our ocean conference, our oceans, president obama, seafood fraud

President Obama vowed to combat seafood fraud and illegal fishing

A fish market in Jessup, Maryland. (Photo: Oceana / Jenn Hueting)

- In a video announcement released at the Our Ocean conference today, President Obama announced that he will expand the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. This Monument contains some of the most pristine tropical ecosystems in the world, but is vulnerable to ocean acidification and climate change. The Associated Press


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FDA to Update Mercury Consumption Advisory

Posted Wed, Jun 11, 2014 by Madeleine Simon to FDA mercury regulation, mercury, mercury standards, seafood fraud, seafood labeling

Blue fin tuna is on the FDA's advisory for mercury consumption

Bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) in a tuna cage near the water’s surface. (Photo: Oceana / Keith Ellenbogen)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is updating their mercury-advisory guidelines for the first time in ten years, and is taking a new approach to advising mercury consumption: encouraging informed intake rather than avoidance.


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Oceana Launches Global Seafood Fraud Map

Posted Wed, Jun 11, 2014 by Rachel Golden to mislabeled seafood, safe seafood, seafood fraud, seafood fraud campaign

Seafood fraud and seafood mislabeling occurs all over the world

(Photo: Oceana / Jenn Hueting)

Seafood mislabeling and fraud occurs all over the world, but the global scope of the problem is just becoming understood now.


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