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Alabama legislators vote labels for seafood

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Legislature has approved a bill requiring restaurants to disclose the country of origin for seafood items on their menus.

The bill by Republican Rep. Spencer Collier of Irvington won final approval 26-0 in the Senate on Friday.

It now goes to the governor.

Collier's south Alabama district includes the fishing port of Bayou La Batre.

He said it's important for people who order seafood to know if it was harvested in the United States or in another country.

His bill covers fish and shellfish caught wild and raised on farms.

Another bill passed the Legislature Thursday making the same requirements for catfish.

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