New regulations to prevent fish fraud proposed
The Presidential Task Force on Combating Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud has proposed a new set of regulations designed to increase traceability of seafood entering the United States. However, the rule only applies to select species considered at risk and it requires traceability only at the first port of entry into U.S. commerce.
The included species are: abalone; Atlantic cod; Pacific cod; blue crab; red king crab; dolphinfish (mahi mahi); grouper; red snapper; sea cucumber; shrimp; sharks; swordfish; and albacore, bigeye, skipjack, and yellowfin tuna.
The regulations are open for public comment for 60 days.