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Fish in disguise: Seafood fraud in Korea

  • Publication Date  2019-04-30
  • Type  Report

Between January and December 2018, EJF used DNA testing to determine levels of seafood fraud in the Republic of Korea. The results showed that over a third of samples tested were mislabelled. This mislabelling defrauds consumers, risks public health, harms the marine environment and can be associated with serious human rights abuses across the world. These findings demonstrate the urgent need for greater transparency and traceability in Korean seafood.