Estimates of illegal and unreported fish in seafood imports to the USA

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By Daniel Riveong / 13 Mar 2015

Up to 32% of wild-caught seafood imported to the US sourced are from illegal and unreported marine catches, according to a new study published in the journal of Marine Policy. The report finds that the “notoriously opaque” supply chain fosters such a high-rate of illegal catches. The study recommends combating illegal catches by both requiring and improving chain-of-custody certifications.

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