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Wicker wants seafood inspected for mislabeling

By: Magnolia Tribune - January 23, 2014

Fish sold on U.S. retail markets are routinely mislabeled, harming consumers and threatening the livelihoods of American fishermen, Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., said in a letter Wednesday to President Barack Obama.

Calling government efforts to combat the problem “woefully inadequate,” they appealed to the president to order better coordination among federal agencies, including more inspections of imports, which dominate the market.

“The urgent need to fight seafood fraud and establish a standard of traceability can be met only through coordinated interagency action, and it is time for the agencies to come together to find solutions,” the senators said.

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