In 2009 alone, the United States imported 5.5 billion pounds of edible fisher products, valued at $14.8 billion dollars. That same year, Americans consumed a total of 4.8 billion pounds of seafood.
Which comes out to 15.8 pounds of fish and shellfish per person.
These facts make it abundantly clear: the United States relies heavily upon seafood, and the United States relies heavily upon getting that seafood from shores that are not its own.
The problem with this process is that gaping holes continue to exist within this large industry. And it’s because of these holes that seafood fraud occurs. But, wait, what’s seafood fraud? How does it occur? Where does it occur? When? How can the wrong fish get onto your plate? Why does the wrong fish continue to get onto your plate?
Find all this out and more by taking the quiz below.
As you discovered in the quiz, the U.S. Government isn’t putting forth a good enough effort to stop seafood fraud. If we care about how much we spend on seafood, if we care about what mislabeled seafood does to our health, we have to take action. We have to hold the U.S. Government more accountable.
It all starts with signing the petition below.Whizzco