Monday, February 20, 2006

Cod sold in hundreds of chippies linked to Russian black market

The Guardian, Special report: Marine threat

By David Leigh and Rob Evans

* Birds Eye supplier accused of trading depleted stocks
* Up to 30% of fish could be illegally caught

The Birds Eye brand and hundreds of fish and chip shops in Britain are selling cod from Russian suppliers accused of operating a black market in one of the last large ocean reserves of this potentially endangered species.

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