Behind the Fishy Fa

Behind the Fishy Fa

Emma Bryce
Published: 03/07/2013

Similarly, Community-Supported Fisheries—in the same spirit as the Community-Supported Agriculture that facilitates direct access for city residents to sustainably grown food—could help to stopper seafood fraud by shortening the supply chain and therefore limiting the potential for fraud to occur.

Ultimately though, it’s policy that has to change, which is why the reintroduced SAFE Seafood Act is so encouraging. At Wednesday’s event, David Schorr, head of the World Wildlife Fund's Transparent Seas Project, concluded in this vein that “the SAFE Seafood Act has the potential to put a dent in the illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing practices responsible for a fifth of all fish harvested from the world’s oceans.”

 

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