Oceana going overboard on fish fraud with “misleading hyperbole”, distorts its findings by design

shutterstock_294415232The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) is calling into question both the findings and motives of the latest fish fraud study by Oceana, a global environmental group. The action marks a break between the two groups since they previously were largely in sync with one another over the worldwide problem of fish fraud, which is where lesser-value species are marketed as higher-value ones. NFI claims that by finding 20 percent of all seafood mislabeled globally, Oceana’s latest report is both overstating the problem and unnecessarily calling for an expanded regulatory bureaucracy when enforcement of existing laws is all that is needed. NFI, a trade association representing the seafood industry with a core mission of sustainability, charges that the environmental group has turned to “misleading hyperbole.” “Oceana’s focus on the most often mislabeled species distorts its findings by design. It is a common technique that ironically perpetuates a fraud on the readers of these reports,” the NFI statement adds. Read the story here 16:56

One Response to Oceana going overboard on fish fraud with “misleading hyperbole”, distorts its findings by design

  1. DickyG says:

    Oceana is in the business of “misleading hyperbole” and always has been. Purveyors of sensationalistic hyperbole for fund raising since Oceana was established in 2001 by a group of leading (Oil money) foundations — The Pew Charitable Trusts, Oak Foundation, Marisla Foundation (formerly Homeland Foundation), and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

    Pew Foundation, as most people interested in ocean
    politics now know, is the Joseph N. Pew (Sunoco Oil) fortune, with holdings in Exxon Mobil and other major oil companies.

    Oak Foundation was started by Alan M. Parker the current
    President of Government Group of ENERGYSOLUTIONS, INC a natural gas consulting firm.

    Marisla Foundation is the Getty Oil fortune.

    The Rockefeller Bros. Foundation: Rockefeller? Standard
    Oil and Exxon Mobil should ring a bell.

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