An estimated 30 per cent of seafood sold globally is mislabelled, meaning that many Canadians have likely been victims of fish fraud.
Fish fraud – which includes mislabelling and adulterating products – tricks consumers into buying products they may not want.
Fraud takes a toll on the entire food industry. The victims are organic farmers, sustainable fisheries and those industries that are doing their part trying to keep fishing honest.
Another significant impact of fish fraud is the harmful impact that it has on the world’s oceans. Unsustainable fishing practices are driving many of the world’s fish stocks to the brink of collapse.
Seafood exports contributed $6.6 billion to Canada’s economy last year, truly making this a local problem.
Read more at The Globe and Mail
This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.