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Title : NRDC Defends Seafood Traceability in Court
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Source : Natural Resources Defense Council
Year : 2017
Link : https://www.nrdc.org/experts/molly-masterton/nrdc-defends-seafood-traceability-court
Country : United States of America
Commodity: SE SeaFood-All
Abstract: NRDC and partners are going to court to ensure the federal government can keep working to end illegal fishing and seafood fraud, both of which are serious threats to ocean ecosystems. Specifically, we seek to intervene in a lawsuit that the commercial seafood industry brought to block a rule that will make the seafood supply chain more traceable. (See our intervention motion here.) The challenged traceability rule, which the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) published last December, is a centerpiece of the U.S. government’s efforts to combat the influx of illegal seafood coming into our borders. If the United States is to continue to play a leadership role in this fight, which NRDC believes it must, the traceability rule must be successfully implemented, and ultimately, expanded.