Sustainable Seafood Claims
DO MANUFACTURERS KNOWINGLY AND INTENTIONALLY LABEL AND ADVERTISE PRODUCTS AS “CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD” TO INCREASE PROFITS AT THE EXPENSE OF CONSUMERS CONCERNED WITH SUSTAINABILITY AND ANIMAL WELFARE?
Due to concerns about sustainability, consumers are increasingly looking to labels to determine how their food is produced. Consumers are conscious of the adverse impacts of commercial fishing, and they consciously seek out fish and seafood products that are sourced sustainably and in accordance with high environmental, animal welfare, and human labor standards.
1-800-LAW-FIRM understands that—given the incidents of forced labor and child labor and the large volumes of marine mammals, sea turtles, and sharks killed or seriously injured each year due to incidental bycatch and entanglements in discarded fishing gear—any retailer selling commercially caught fish and seafood cannot truthfully claim that their products are “certified sustainable seafood”.