More Accurate Labelling

We will help boost confidence in Canadian fish and seafood products, with new rules for tracing and labelling.

Because of illegal fishing and complex international supply chains, it’s estimated that more than 40 per cent of the fish and seafood products sold in Canadian stores and restaurants are mislabelled. This makes it difficult for people to know what they are eating, and undermines confidence in Canada’s own fishing industries.

To combat this type of fraud and help Canadian fishers better market their high-quality products, we will move forward with a “boat-to-plate” traceability program, developed in partnership with industry and environmental leaders.