Latest Oceana Seafood Fraud Report Takes Aim at SIMP, But Misses Mark
The recent Oceana report was covered by media as more evidence of widespread seafood fraud. In fact, it was a poorly designed study that deliberately conflated issues with poorly known and barely fished species with more popular and widely consumed species. The following write up by Jack Cheney, part of the group behind the 'Sustainable Fisheries: the Science of Seafood' blog at the University of Washington, is a clear and relevent description of Oceana's program. One salient question is if Oceana was focusing on non-SIMP species, why did they not test salmon, tilapia, catfish, pollock and clams. All these species are in the top ten of species consumed and not in the SIMP program.
-John Sackton, Publisher, SeafoodNews
Jack's commentary is reprinted below:Full Story »
The intention of Oceana’s most recent report was to call for an expansion of the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP)...