This is common cause between consumer advocates, the seafood industry, and fish conservation groups. Who's opposed? Restaurants think it would be a pain to have to tell people where their food comes from, and they don't like the bill.
Alabama shrimpers are looking to gain the upper hand on imported shrimp from Vietnam and China, and they think good Alabama shrimp consumers would vote with their wallets for local shrimp from the Gulf of Mexico.
How has labeling fared for retail seafood sellers? At least some seafood sellers seem unhappy with mandatory country of origin labeling for seafood, and they'd like to substitute a simpler, voluntary, industry-designed plan.
Letting people know where their food comes from seems like good business all around. Here's to the Alabama seafood industry.Tweet