From Boston: The fish fraud word is out


Gavin Gibbons

Published on
March 15, 2010

It was hard for attendees at this year’s International Boston Seafood Show to miss the Better Seafood Board’s full page ad in the March edition of Seafood Business (p 81.) But just in case they did, free-standing poster board reproductions could be seen at various events and individual copies found their way to every single booth.

At this year’s show, the BSB is apparently applying the laws of science to the fight against fish fraud. We know from Newton’s first law of motion that the definition of inertia is: the tendency for an object in motion to remain in motion, or an object at rest to remain at rest…unless acted upon by a force.

This year that force is clearly the BSB and they are using the regulatory inertia created by a new focus on short-weight and species substitution by federal and state officials to keep the pressure up.

What buzz have you heard about fish fraud at this year’s show?

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