Abstract / Description of output
Seafood is one of the most traded food commodities in the world with demand steadily increasing . There is, however, a rising concern over the vulnerability of seafood supply chain to species mislabelling and fraud [1,2]. DNA methods have been widely used to detect species mislabelling and a recent meta-analysis of 4500 seafood product tests from 51 publications found an average of 30 percent were not the species stated on the label or menu . This high rate poses a serious threat to consumer trust, reputations of seafood businesses and the sustainability of fishery resources.