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Industry’s challenge to seafood import monitoring program rejected

August 29, 2017: The SeafoodSource.com:

the National Fisheries Institute (NFI) and a large group of U.S. seafood companies, including Trident Seafoods, Fortune Fish and Gourmet, Handy Seafood, and Alfa International Seafood legally challenged the "Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) – a set of regulations requiring increased traceability for seafood imports". "U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta ruled against the plaintiffs, finding that the Commerce Department’s implementation of the program was not done inappropriately." He said that Congress had authority to issue regulations to combat seafood fraud.
"Barring an appeal, Mehta’s ruling will allow the so-called Seafood Traceability Rule to take effect in January 2018, requiring importers to provide more specific information on several species of seafood - namely tuna, king crab, blue crab, red snapper, Pacific and Atlantic cod, dolphinfish, grouper, sea cucumber, swordfish, and sharks. Under the new rules, importers will have to accurately report the type of fish being shipped and how and where it was caught or farmed."

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