Furious French fishmongers fined for breaching EU rules by not displaying Latin fish names

Fishmongers at the picturesque Vieux-Port area of Marseille are up in arms after inspectors fined them hundreds of euros for breaching EU rules by not displaying the Latin name of the fish on their stalls.

The European rules on displaying the scientific, Latin name of fish are aimed at providing consumers with better information about what they eat and have been in place since 2013, but appear to be rarely enforced.

A score of government inspectors descended on the seafront Vieux-Port, one of Marseille’s main tourist attractions, late last week and examined the numerous stalls where the day’s catch had been laid out for sale.

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