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.
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