Industry Response: Fish mislabelling –

Industry Response: Fish mislabelling Published:  02 April, 2013

As a body representing fishermen across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the NFFO welcomes this study into fish mislabelling.

We too have concerns that cheap, low quality imports of species like Tilapia, Pangasius and Alaskan Pollock are being substituted for fish caught in our waters and mislabelled as more familiar species.

It is not only consumers who are victims in this illegal trade but also UK fishermen who see their quayside prices undercut.

We are actively campaigning for complete transparency in fish labelling and believe that consumers can be confident that fish caught in EU waters are correctly labelled. This issue relates to imported fish only. We support rigorous controls to ensure consumers are fully aware of what they are buying and continue to see fish as a sustainable, traceable food source.

Barrie Deas, Chief Executive, National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO)