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    Seafood Company on Federal Probation for False Labeling

    A Florida-based seafood company was sentenced in U.S. district court for falsely labeling salmon, a violation of federal law under the Lacey Act. UpRiver Aquaculture, also known as MKG Provisions, ple...

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    A Look at the BSB after 10 Years

    A recent article in IntraFish focused on the success of the Better Seafood Board (BSB) in the last 10 years with its work to stamp out economic fraud in the seafood industry. BSB Chair, Jamie Marshall...

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    Seafood DNA database grows

    A recent article in Smithsonian Insider highlights a scientist’s work on Caribbean conch and lobster using a DNA database. Nathan Truelove, a postdoctoral fellow in the Marine Conservation Progra...

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    Reality Check

    The cover story for March issue of SeaFood Business, which will be available at the IBSS, is on species substitution. In the article, Law and Order, Jamie Wright provides a recap of the Boston Globe s...

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    Species Substitution in the News

    Lost in all the press generated by the Boston Globe 2-part series on species substitution at Boston-area restaurants and Oceana's report on substitution at Boston-area grocery stores is a story from a...

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    Science to Combat Fraud (Part IV)

    KGO-TV, San Francisco's ABC affiliate, ran an excellent story about a current FDA project to supplement the global database Fish Barcode of Life. Pairing taxonomic identifications with unique DNA sequ...

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    The Many Faces of Food Fraud (Part IV)

    Google Alert was busy this week with media pick up of Oceana's awareness campaign on seafood fraud, including some good coverage of the Better Seafood Board. But interspersed with these stories are...

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    Better Late Than Never, I Guess

    If you cover the seafood community at all, you know the group leading the fight against fish fraud is the Better Seafood Board. Yesterday, what some might see as an unlikely ally announced its intenti...

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    If It Looks Like a Duck …

    You may have missed it, because this is not a seafood example, but once again FDA has issued a Warning Letter to a firm for alleged situations of species substitution. In this situation, FDA reports f...

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    Species Substitution of a Different Elk

    Kudos to FDA for issuing a Warning Letter for an alleged case of species substitution. It wasn't seafood related, but it was a crack down on species substitution nonetheless. In this situation, FDA re...