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NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator calls for erroneous paper to be retracted from Marine Policy

Dear Dr. Smith, In a recent paper published in Marine Policy (Volume 84, Estimates of illegal and unreported seafood imports to Japan), authors Pramod, Pitcher, and Mantha offer estimates of IUU seafood products entering Japanese markets, including Alaska pollock, salmon, and crab from the United States – fisheries that are among the best managed and closely monitored in the world. These estimates are then used as rationale for the creation of a seafood traceability system for Japanese seafood imports.,,, Without significantly more information and transparency regarding data sources and methodologies applied, the paper should be retracted in its entirety. click here to read the press release 15:22