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Deadline Extended! Take action on Seafood Labelling!

February 22, 2017

Time for Canada to step up to the plate. Time to update our weak seafood labelling laws.

Canada's seafood labelling laws are extremely weak. For example, according to Canadian guidelines, over 100 possible species can be simply labelled under the one generic name: "rockfish".

This lack of comprehensive labelling makes choosing seafood for environmental sustainability, health reasons, or to support local fishers and farmers near impossible. Poor labelling also masks seafood fraud and misrepresentation, as well as potential human rights breaches; both of which are known to infiltrate the global seafood trade and its supply chains. Learn more about why labelling matters at the SeaChoice website.

Yet other countries, including the EU and US,already have more stringent seafood labelling requirements. So why don't we?

We need your voice!

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is currently conducting a review of food labelling requirements and are asking Canadians for input. SeaChoice has made it easy for you to add your voice by simply signing a petition demanding better seafood labelling. The petition closes March 7th, 2017.