seafood fraud

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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Ocean News: California Gets Closer to Cutting Seafood Fraud, Fabien Cousteau Dives Underwater for a Month, and More

Posted Tue, Jun 3, 2014 by Brianna Elliott to fabien cousteau, ocean news, seafood fraud

Coral off of the Florida Keys, USA.

Brain coral (Diploria labyrinthiformis) in the Florida Keys, where Fabien Cousteau just embarked on a 31-day underwater journey. (Photo: Oceana / Houssine Kaddachi)

Welcome to the first “Ocean News” post! Going forward, Oceana will be posting a daily round-up of the top ocean news from the previous day, ranging from heart-warming stories of entangled whale rescues to new research on sea level rise. Stay tuned for more!


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What’s in Your Maryland-Style Crabcake?

Posted Wed, Feb 12, 2014 by Suzie Hodges to maryland, safe seafood, seafood fraud

(Photo: Benjamin Wilson)

For seafood lovers in Maryland, and for many around the U.S., there’s one fact that rings true: there’s nothing like a good Maryland crabcake. That rich, lumpy goodness comes from the Maryland “blue crab,” callinectes sapidus, and the dish is a cultural and culinary staple for the entire state. So, naturally, some people will do anything to protect them.


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States Begin Taking Seafood Fraud Into Their Own Hands

Posted Mon, Feb 10, 2014 by Beth to local seafood, seafood fraud

(Photo: Oceana / Jenn Hueting)

Coastal states take great pride in providing their consumers with fresh, locally caught seafood. But ask yourself this…how do we know that what’s on the menu is what we’re actually being served?

Last year, Oceana released the results of a nationwide study, which found that 33 percent of the more than 1,200 seafood samples it tested were mislabeled, according to FDA guidelines.


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MSN Healthy Living Shares Seafood's Dirty Secrets

Posted Mon, Nov 18, 2013 by Justine Hausheer to andy sharpless, perfect protein, seafood fraud

(Photo: Oceana / Jenn Hueting)

There’s a lot you don’t know about your seafood. MSN Healthy Living talked with Oceana CEO Andrew Sharpless, co-author of The Perfect Protein, to learn about four of the seafood industry’s dirty secrets. Read this excerpt from MSN to learn the secrets behind your seafood and how your choices can help the oceans.


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Capps Takes Lead on SAFE Seafood Act in House of Representatives

Posted Tue, Oct 8, 2013 by Beckie Zisser to national seafood fraud report, safe seafood act, seafood, seafood fraud

The SAFE Seafood Act will give consumers access to more information about their seafood. (Photo: Oceana / Jenn Hueting)

Oceana would like to thank Representative Lois Capps (D-CA) for becoming the new House lead sponsor of the Safety and Fraud Enforcement for Seafood (SAFE Seafood) Act, a bill that would require full traceability throughout the U.S. seafood supply chain, giving consumers access to more information about where their seafood comes from and helping to keep illegally-caught fish out of our markets.


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Behind the Scenes: Seafood Fraud

Posted Thu, Oct 3, 2013 by Justine Hausheer to local seafood, national seafood fraud report, seafood fraud

(Photo: Oceana / Jenn Hueting)

October is National Seafood month—the perfect time to dig in to all of the delicious dishes that come from the sea. But before you head to the market, you should read up on the nation-wide issue of seafood fraud.


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