Stricter control on mislabeling fishery products (white fish)

Mislabeling on fishery products is a problem in Europe. According to various studies, the level of mislabeling fish products on the European market is relatively high. A control plan was therefore established by the European Commission to assess and minimize mislabeling on white fish products with regard to its declared species in 2015.

Stricter control is necessary to improve consumer confidence and to strengthen the European market. As the control plan is still ongoing, no new changes in labelling is found. However, a traceability system and a European-wide labelling system might be introduced as these solutions could prevent mislabeling.