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Seafood mislabeling poses mercury exposure risk

UNITED STATES
Thursday, August 21, 2014, 23:50 (GMT + 9)

New measurements from fish purchased at retail seafood counters in 10 different states show the extent to which mislabeling can expose consumers to unexpectedly high levels of mercury, a harmful pollutant. Fishery stock "substitutions"—which falsely present a fish of the same species, but from a different geographic origin—are the most dangerous mislabeling offenses, according to new research by University of Hawai‘i at Manoa scientists. “Accurate labeling of seafood is essential to allow consumers to choose sustainable fisheries,” said UH Manoa biologist Peter B. Marko, lead author of the new study published in the scientific journal PLOS One. “But consumers also rely on labels to protect themselves from unhealthy mercury exposure. Seafood mislabeling distorts the true abundance of fish in the sea, defrauds cons... FULL STORY

Norway
Norway Royal Salmon experiences revenue drop in Q2
Aug 21, 04:20
Norway Royal Salmon (NRS) obtained a 12 per cent fall year on year in operating revenues in the second qu... FULL STORY
Spain
Galicia hopes to change sardine plan
Aug 21, 03:30
Xunta de Galicia has expressed support for the sardine management plan proposed by the Spanish central governm... FULL STORY
Russian Federation
Control of attempts to dodge trade ban strengthened
Aug 21, 02:50
The import ban on food imposed by the Russian government earlier this month has led those affected countries t... FULL STORY
Brazil
Norway and Brazil develop aquaculture cooperation
Aug 21, 01:40
The governments of Brazil and Norway continue to work on identifying areas for bilateral technical cooperation... FULL STORY

Russian Federation
Salmon and trout fry not undergoing import ban
Aug 21, 23:20
The Russian government announced Wednesday that it will authorize the import of Atlantic salmon and trout fry from the European Union (EU), United Sta... FULL STORY

New Zealand
Shark finning ban to start in October
Aug 21, 22:30
The practice of shark finning will be banned in New Zealand waters, for all shark species, from 1 October this year, the Government has announced. ... FULL STORY

Mexico
Shrimp capture starts in the Gulf of Mexico
Aug 21, 22:00
The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) established the beginning of the fishing period for all shr... FULL STORY
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Argentina
Aug 21, 01:30 (GMT + 9):
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Belarus
Aug 21, 01:30 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Belarus Hopes To Cash In On Russian Sanctions
Norway
Aug 21, 01:20 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Hofseth Biocare ASA : Replaces damaged critical part in production and sells more fresh salmon oil
Viet Nam
Aug 21, 01:20 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Tra fish distribution centre to be set up at Belgian harbour
United States
Aug 21, 01:10 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Russia’s retaliation to sanctions a direct hit to Alaska
Norway
Aug 21, 01:10 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Norway Royal Salmon Q2 results down, cuts 2014 guidance
New Zealand
Aug 21, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Key likes Opotiki aquaculture plan
Ghana
Aug 21, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - GHS 250 million spent on fish importation yearly
United Kingdom
Aug 21, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Aldi deal helps Hull fish firm Roach Bros Curers post large sales increase
New Zealand
Aug 21, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Quota increases recognise sustainable species
Denmark
Aug 21, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Genetically tracking farmed fish escaping into the wild
Russian Federation
Aug 21, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Russia won't face fish deficit
 

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