Endangered hammers and cat species are among seabirds sold as food in the UK, according to a study that calls for more accurate labeling to help people know what kind of food they eat.
Most of the patterns in chip stores – commonly sold under generic names such as huss, rock salmon and eel rocks – were a thorny cat, a kind of "endangered" in Europe and "vulnerable" in the world.
According to a research published in the journal Scientific Reports, the patterns of feathers include toothed hammerheads – globally endangered and subject to restrictions on international trade.
"The discovery of endangered shark hunters points to the widespread sales of declining species indeed – they even reached Europe and the UK," said Andrew Griffiths from the University of Exeter.
"Special Investigations focusing on Asia have typically identified a toothed hammer in the finishing touches. Hammer with a hammer can be introduced under strict conditions, but the wholesaler had no idea what kind of perks it belongs to," Griffiths said.
Poultry from the UK wholesaler, who intended to supply them to British Asian restaurants and supermarkets, also included other endangered sea dogs such as short mako and smalley hammerheads.
Sample analysis in chip stores also identified the globally endangered species of sharks, say researchers.
In most cases, according to the EU rules, fishing is prohibited.
A seamstress found in numerous patterns of chip shop could be obtained from more sustainable stocks in other places, but highlights the problems of selling a dog's meat under "umbrella" conditions involving several species.
"Consumers are almost impossible to know what they are buying," said Catherine Hobbs, also from the University of Exeter.
"People might think they are getting a sustainable resource product when they actually buy the endangered species," Hobbs said.
"There are also health problems. Knowing what types of buying can be important in terms of allergies, toxins, live content and growing concerns about microorganisms in the food chain of marine organisms."
"Our results show the need for more informative and more accurate seafood labeling," she said.
In addition to breeding a reindeer marine dog, researchers have found species including starry smooth dogs, nurses, and blue sea dogs selling in fish and chips stores.
Through the "DNA bar coding", the study analyzed 78 specimens from chip stores and 39 samples from fish farms, mainly in southern England, as well as ten perks from a wholesaler.
It was also analyzed by 30 peruvians who were confiscated by the British border force from Mozambique in Asia. They came from the species, including the bull's hawks.
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