February 21, 2013

Rampant seafood fraud found

Huffington Post -Oceana, an international ocean advocacy group, has released a report on national seafood fraud, and the results are disconcerting. The report, which is one of the largest on seafood fraud to date, found that one-third of fish was mislabeled.

Oceana performed DNA testing from 2010 to 2012 on 1,215 fish samples from 674 retail outlets in 21 states. In this study, Oceana found seafood fraud everywhere it tested, with rates hitting as high as 52 percent in Southern California.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Does this study take into account that many market names for fish like Cod and Snapper are, for market, general names that are used to describe several types of fish, with similar taste and flesh texture, which the industry has long admitted they lump together for convenience sake. For example, Cod originally meant Atlantic Cod, but now the name Cod includes Ling Cod which is a Pacific species of rock fish.