Australia to standardize fish names

November 18, 2005

A research group said Friday it hopes a list of standard fish names in Australia would be nationally accredited by Christmas.

Seafood Services Australia has been compiling the seafood list for five years with the aim of resolving confusion over the way imported and local fish are sold to processors and the public, reported the Australian Broadcasting Corp.

The new system will clarify the difference between types of fish like snapper and squire, according to Allen Snow, of Seafood Services Australia.

"The process was audited a matter of a couple of weeks ago and in Standards Australia's words we are operating in world's best practice, so what we're doing there is nothing like it in the world and it is the most accountable system they have seen," said Snow.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International

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