The Guardian newspaper based in the United Kingdom is reporting that seafood eaters may be getting "duped" by eco-labeling programs such as the Marine Stewardship Council.
Turtle Island Restoration Network's marine biologist and campaigner Dr. Chris Pincetich told reporter Lewis Smith that:
"The MSC has rushed to accept applications from
hundreds of fisheries around the globe in order to grow their business and
network. Many of those are actually viewed by scientists as unsustainable. They
should really take a closer look before they even engage with those
Richard Page, a Greenpeace oceans campaigner, said decisions
to certify some fisheries "seriously undermine" the MSC's
credibility. "I will go as far as to say consumers are being duped.
They think they are buying fish that are sustainable and can eat them with a
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