Tracing fish and fish products from ocean to fork using advanced molecular technologies

Martinshohn, J.T., Geffen, A.J., Maes, G.E., Nielsen, E.E., Ogden, R., Waples, R.S., and Carvalho, G.R. (2011) Tracing fish and fish products from ocean to fork using advanced molecular technologies. In: Hoorfar, J., Jordan, K., Butler, F., and Prugger, R., (eds.) Food Chain Integrity: a holistic approach to food traceability, safety, quality and authenticity. Woodhead Publishing Series in Food, Science, Technology and Nutrition . Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, UK, pp. 259-282.

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The ability to determine authenticity and provenance of fish and fish products throughout the international fish trade distribution chain is of paramount importance, and in many countries traceability in the fisheries sector is based on labelling rules. As shown by numerous fraud cases worldwide, however, and the relentless global problem of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, independent control technologies are urgently needed to ensure appropriate implementation of traceability schemes. Here,we discuss opportunities and challenges arising from the rapid progress in research and technology pertinent to traceability. In support of an integrative approach, several technologies will be considered, though emphasis is placed on DNA technology as an approach witnessing major recent development.

Item ID: 30623
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-85709-068-3
Keywords: mislabelling, DNA technology, trace elements, IUU, forensics, species identification, origin assignment, technology transfer
Funders: European Community's Seventh Framework Programme
Projects and Grants: KBBE-212399
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2014 00:47
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0604 Genetics > 060411 Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics @ 30%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 20%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070403 Fisheries Management @ 50%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8302 Fisheries - Wild Caught > 830204 Wild Caught Fin Fish (excl. Tuna) @ 30%
83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8399 Other Animal Production and Animal Primary Products > 839902 Fish Product Traceability and Quality Assurance @ 70%
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