What is behind the seafood that you can find in most supermarkets? The 60 million consumers association has carried out a study and denounces a lack of transparency on the origins of processed fish. “We do not always know the area where the fish were caught or the fishing method so overall, it is true that from an environmental point of view, it is not terrible“, notes Benjamin Douriez, deputy editor of 60 million consumers.
The association also highlights certain practices such as mass fishing of yellowfin tuna. “A species that is globally overfished, whose stocks are threatened, especially in the Indian Ocean“, emphasizes Benjamin Douriez. When selling a fish, the fishmonger must indicate the species, the fishing technique used and the area of peach. This is not the case for processed or frozen fish.