Grumpy Cat demands accurate seafood labelling in Australia

Video | 10 November, 2014

The Label My Fish Alliance is campaigning for more accurate seafood labelling in Australia, whenever we buy seafood, specifying: what the species is, where it was caught and the method used to catch or farm it. While most Australians think they're eating Australian seafood, about 72% of what they eat is imported. Around the globe many fish stocks are declining. Poor practices in some fisheries are threatening fish species, destroying habitats and undermining workers' rights. Consumers' health is at risk. For example some shark species contain high levels of mercury, but because of poor labelling people eat it unaware of the consequences. 

The Label My Fish Alliance is campaigning for more accurate seafood labelling in Australia, whenever we buy seafood, specifying: what the species is, where it was caught and the method used to catch or farm it. While most Australians think they're eating Australian seafood, about 72% of what they eat is imported. Around the globe many fish stocks are declining. Poor practices in some fisheries are threatening fish species, destroying habitats and undermining workers' rights. Consumers' health is at risk. For example some shark species contain high levels of mercury, but because of poor labelling people eat it unaware of the consequences.