URGENT: The government has committed to implementing boat-to-plate traceability. Canada has an opportunity to #StopSeafoodFraud right now, but we need your help.
Oceana Canada tested more than 470 seafood samples in six cities across Canada from 2017-2019 and found alarming rates of fraud: 47 per cent of the samples were mislabelled.
Seafood fraud includes any dishonest activity that misrepresents the product being sold, including the practice of substituting one type of fish for another. It threatens public health and safety, harms the ocean and cheats consumers and honest seafood businesses. It can even mask global human rights abuses by creating a market for illegally caught fish.
The government’s commitment to action is a big step forward. This is our opportunity to make sure all fish caught or sold in Canada are legally caught, honestly labelled and fully traceable. Add your name to our petition today.
*This action targets Canadian Members of Parliament and can only be completed by constituents with an address recognized by the database provided by Parliament.