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URGENT: The government committed to implementing boat-to-plate traceability – but a year later, there’s still no plan or timeline to deliver on this commitment. Canada has an opportunity to #StopSeafoodFraud right now, but we need your help.
Canada’s seafood supply chain is opaque and has weak traceability standards. This facilitates a global web of illicit fishing that is harming the oceans, costing millions of dollars to be lost to the legitimate economy and seafood sector and providing opportunities to sell products caught by victims of modern slavery trapped at sea.
Not knowing where your seafood comes from also supports seafood fraud and mislabelling. Seafood fraud includes any dishonest activity that misrepresents the product being sold, including the practice of substituting one type of fish for another. Oceana Canada tested more than 470 seafood samples in six cities across Canada from 2017-2019 and found alarming rates of fraud: a staggering 47 per cent were mislabelled.
The government’s commitment to address these issues is a step forward, but it must take action to fulfill its promise. All fish caught or sold in Canada must be 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.