The high cost of seafood fraud

Huffington Post, August 2013

Although people are eating more seafood, one third of it may not be what it seems.  This is hitting consumer wallets, with the expected higher value species substituted with a species of lower value.

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Is something fishy in the seafood aisle?

ABC News, July 2013

In a recent nationwide report, Oceana found that about one third of the seafood sold at restaurants and grocery stores isn't really what the label or menu says it is. Not only can mislabeling rip you off, but it also puts you at risk of unwittingly eating fish high in mercury or other toxins—not exactly the health boost you hope to get from seafood.

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Counterfeit foods

Bon Appetit, February 2014

We are generally trusting eaters.  A server brings a dish: It must be what the menu says.  But labels can lie, and when it comes down to it, can you really tell the difference between one white flaky fish and the next?  Whether you like it or not, food fraud is real, and it’s probably happened to you.

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Walleye or Zander Fallout

KARE-TV, December 2004

You would be hard pressed to find a species of fish more closely related to a state's culture than walleye in Minnesota.  Yet, a 2004 investigation by KARE 11 of Twin Cities restaurants found many to be serving something else in it place - unknown to consumers.

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Boston Globe and Oceana investigate fish fraud

Boston Globe, January 2012

2012 report by the Boston Globe highlights unfortunate practice of fish fraud in Massachusetts.  Fraud was reported throughout the seafood supply chain, leading to economic harm and potential health risks.