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Seafood Marketing: Combating Fraud and Deception

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Publication Date: April 2007

Publisher(s): Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service

Series: RS22642

Topic: Agriculture, forestry and fishing (Fish industry)


Media attention has focused on recent incidents of economic fraud relating to seafood. The extent of this fraud is not well documented and, in many cases, may not be intentional. In addition, some new treatment procedures by the seafood industry are being questioned for their potential to deceive consumers. This report reviews recent incidents of fraud and deception and examines several policy issues. Congress may become involved in oversight of how federal agencies are addressing these issues, and legislation related to these concerns may be introduced.