CONSUMERS FAVOR ECO-LABELS, POLL FINDS

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A new study indicates that 70% of consumers polled would "prefer to purchase" eco-labeled seafood products -- even if it means paying more.d processors to source from fisheries that adhere to practices that protect species populations."My survey suggests that there is a potential market for eco-labeled seafood," said Cathy Wessels, professor and chairperson of URI's Department

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A new study indicates that 70% of consumers polled would "prefer to purchase" eco-labeled seafood products -- even if it means paying more.

d processors to source from fisheries that adhere to practices that protect species populations.

"My survey suggests that there is a potential market for eco-labeled seafood," said Cathy Wessels, professor and chairperson of URI's Department of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. "The real test, though, will

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