New rules on seafood labels going into effect Aug. 13

The economics ministry is conducting training of public officials and vendors of fish products because a new regulation goes into effect Aug. 13 that requires better labeling of seafoods. Mayi Antillón, the minister, said that there have been irregular practices in the marketplace relating to the names of the seafood products

The Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Comercio coordinating the publicity campaign with the Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería, the Instituto Costarricense de Pesca y Acuicultura and the MARVIVA non-governmental organization.

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