Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee Membership

Good Day All, Would you like to have an opportunity to have an influence on the safety regulations being proposed for the commercial fishing fleet? “The U.S. Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee. The Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee provides advice and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland […]

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Two Seafood Execs Sentenced for Mislabeling

Department of Justice Press Release Posted Thursday, May 5, 2011 Seafood Wholesaler Owners Sentenced in Alabama for Selling Falsely Labeled Fish, Smuggling and Misbranding of Seafood Products WASHINGTON– Karen L. Blyth and David H. M. Phelps were sentenced yesterday in federal court in Mobile, Ala., to 33 months and 24 months in prison, respectively. The pair was also fined $5,000 […]

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Circumvention Busted

Press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, United States Attorney, District of Maryland regarding a recent conviction for cicumvention of antidumping orders. www.justice.gov/usao/md CONTACT: AUSA VICKIE E. LEDUC or MARCIA MURPHY at (410) 209-4885 OWNER AND COMPANY INDICTED IN SCHEME TO SMUGGLE GOODS FROM CHINA IN ORDER TO AVOID PAYING AT LEAST $1.15 MILLION IN CUSTOMS DUTIES Baltimore, Maryland […]

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Fraud and Mislabeling Update

Karen L. Blyth and David H.M. Phelps pleaded guilty in federal court in Mobile, Ala., to 13 felony offenses for their roles in purchasing and selling farm raised Asian catfish and Lake Victoria perch falsely labeled as grouper; selling foreign farm-raised shrimp falsely labeled as U.S. wild caught shrimp, selling shrimp that falsely claimed to be larger, more expensive shrimp than they actually were; and for buying fish they knew had been illegally imported into the United States.

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