A multiplex real-time PCR screening assay for routine species identification of four commercially relevant crustaceans

Christian Brenn, Ute Schröder, Reinhold Hanel, Pedro Martínez Arbizu Abstract: Adulteration or mislabelling of seafood products is a major issue and a problem prevalent worldwide. DNA sequencing-based methods currently used for species identification help to reveal adulteration, but drawbacks like their requirement for sophisticated equipment, which is not available in every food monitoring laboratory, or…

Generic names and mislabeling conceal high species diversity in global fisheries markets

Donna‐Mareè Cawthorn Charles Baillie Stefano Mariani First published: 22 June 2018 https://doi.org/10.1111/conl.12573 European Union, Grant/Award Number: 701737. Editor L. Roman Carrasco Abstract Consumers have the power to influence conservation of marine fishes by selectively purchasing sustainably harvested species. Yet, this power is hindered by vague labeling and seafood fraud, which may mask market biodiversity and…

Tuna labels matter in Europe:

Carmen G. Sotelo*, Amaya Velasco, Ricardo I. Perez-Martin, Kristina Kappel, Ute Schroder, Veronique Verrez-Bagnis, Marc Jerome, Rogerio Mendes, Helena Silva, Stefano Mariani, Andrew Griffiths Abstract Tuna fisheries and processing represent economic activities of paramount importance around the world. Most of these products are traded for human consumption and in general are highly demanded commodities. However,…