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Photos of the Day: State, Federal Lawmakers Combat Seafood Fraud

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:44am

In the United States, 92 percent of all seafood is imported and labeling fraud is common. Both state and federal lawmakers now are moving to pass legislation to help make sure that customers are getting the seafood for which they are paying.

Fishmongers ply their trade on the floor of the Fulton Fish Market, in New York City in this March 29, 2013, file photo. Lawmakers in both state legislatures and in Washington, D.C., have been considering bills that would help to ensure more accurate labeling of seafood. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, file)

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In the United States, 92 percent of all seafood is imported and labeling fraud is common. Both state and federal lawmakers now are moving to pass legislation to help make sure that customers are getting the seafood for which they are paying.

In this Oct. 3, 2013 file photo Pike Place Fish Market fishmonger Erik Espinoza shovels ice onto fresh fish at the Pike Place Market in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)

In the United States, 92 percent of all seafood is imported and labeling fraud is common. Both state and federal lawmakers now are moving to pass legislation to help make sure that customers are getting the seafood for which they are paying.

Shrimp boats sit at dock in Mount Pleasant, S.C., in this August 18, 2013 photograph. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

 

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