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Title: Mislabelling in megrims: implications for conservation
Authors: Crego-Prieto, Victor
Campo, Daniel
Perez, Juliana
Garcia-Vazquez, Eva
Keywords: exploitation
genetic identification
mixed fisheries
species-specific markers
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Citation: Victor Crego-Prieto [et al.], Mislabelling in megrims: implications for conservation, in Pier Luigi Nimis and Régine Vignes Lebbe (eds.): “Tools for Identifying Biodiversity: Progress and Problems. Proceedings of the International Congress, Paris, September 20-22, 2010”, Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2010, pp. 315-322.
Abstract: Mislabelling of fish catch and commercial seafood products is relatively frequent worldwide and can affect fisheries management exploitation when stock estimates are based on landings. In this study we have analyzed genetically 239 commercial lots of two morphologically similar species of megrims (genus Lepidorhombus) that are caught together in mixed fisheries. A high proportion of mislabelling was detected, suggesting enormous underreported exploitation of one of the species, which can be endangered if the problem persists. These results highlight the urgency of applying currently available species-specific molecular tools in fisheries sciences for preventing biodiversity losses in exploited species.
ISBN: 978-88-8303-295-0
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