Sunday, March 15, 2015

Seafood Fraud

As a state that enjoys the benefits of a $600 million seafood industry, we in Maryland have to be aware of issues like "seafood fraud," in which fish are harvest illegally, they are unreported, and/ or are removed from unregulated waters. So-called IUU fishing "risks the sustainability of a multi-billion-dollar U.S. industry."

Today the Obama administration released its action plan to combat IUU fishing. Mostly this involves working with other countries to track products where possible and make them traceable where they aren't. It takes a lot of cooperation to efficiently use public goods!

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