Labelfish Standard Operating Procedure


As you may be aware, one of the aims of the Labelfish project was to create a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the genetic identification of fish species using DNA barcoding. A copy of this SOP, along with a troubleshooting … Continue reading

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From Ocean to Plate


The Marine Stewardship Council has recently published “From Ocean to Plate: How DNA testing helps to ensure traceable, sustainable seafood”. Executive Summary Seafood fraud – the selling of seafood products with a misleading label, description or promise – has become … Continue reading

Too Cheap to be True: Seafood Fraud in Brussels


  “Oceana carried out DNA testing on 280 fish samples collected from major restaurants and EU institutions canteens in Brussels – facilities used by EU civil servants and politicians. The testing focused on commonly served fish species under the denomination … Continue reading

FAO at your local fish market!


Area 37 is one of 19 major fishing areas displayed on a new set of posters that FAO is making available to retailers around the world who are keen to respond to increasing consumer demand for better information, as well as evolving … Continue reading

Mussel from Galicia – Classy Seafood!


As well as the ongoing mislabelling and traceability issues surrounding fish, other seafood products are also affected. The Galician Mussel Protected Designation of Origin has launched a video entitled ‘Mussel from Galicia – Classy Seafood!’. It summarises in just over a … Continue reading

How to contribute the the sustainability of tuna stocks


A recent article has emerged which can help consumers to choose their tinned tuna wisely. The article explains which species we should be eating and the fishing methods that are most sustainable. There is also a list of how supermarket … Continue reading

Oceana Reveals Mislabelling of Iconic Chesapeake Blue Crab


Executive Summary One of the most delicious ways for diners to sample the fruits of the Chesapeake Bay is by eating a Maryland crab cake. The iconic blue crab is the official Maryland state crustacean and a prized catch in … Continue reading

Commercial and health issues discovered in ethnic seafood products in Italy


A recent study has shown that ethnic seafood products sold on the Italian market have both commercial and health issues. A total of 68 samples were taken and analysed using by sequencing a full cytochrome c oxidase (COI) DNA barcode … Continue reading

Environmental Justice Foundation publishes an anti-IUU fishing guide


The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) has published an advisory note for the UK supply chain on how to avoid Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishery products. The guide is applicable beyond the UK and offers practical advice for dealing with … Continue reading