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Seafood Mislabeling

New Year's Resolutions For Big Food

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 12.27.2013 | Green

It was a big year for Big Food. More fast food chains pledged to stop using gestation crates. Country of origin rules -- mandating that meat suppliers...

Is Something Fishy In The Seafood Aisle?

Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living

By Karen Cicero If you're thinking of ordering the expensive red snapper next time you eat out, save your money. "More than 90 percent of the red...

'Portlandia' Inspires Fish Fraud Prevention Program

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.23.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Are you suspicious of seafood these days? It's understandable. In January, a This American Life investigation questioned whether some "i...

Seafood Sustainability Requires a Global Approach

Kerry Coughlin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Green
Kerry Coughlin

When you see the MSC eco-label in your grocery store or on a restaurant menu, it not only means the fish you are buying is accurately identified. It represents a collective effort to address a global issue that affects the food security and livelihood of billions of people.

Oceana Overstates Mislabeled Fish Problem

Tamar Haspel | Posted 04.28.2013 | Taste
Tamar Haspel

By now, we all know that the fish we buy has about a one in three chance of being something other than what's on the label. Just how much should we care?

National Study Reveals Rampant Seafood Fraud

The Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 02.22.2013 | Business

Oceana, an international ocean advocacy group, has released a report on national seafood fraud [pdf], and the results are disconcerting. The report, w...

Oceana Uncovers Rampant Seafood Fraud Across United States

Angela Kinsey | Posted 04.23.2013 | Green
Angela Kinsey

Imagine yourself at a restaurant ready to order your favorite dish and being told by your server that there is a one in three chance you will not receive the same item that is on the menu. Would you order it anyway?

Joe Satran

Fish Fraud Common In Another Major City

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 12.12.2012 | Food

Don't order the white tuna. That's one big takeaway from the latest major study of fish fraud, this one conducted in New York City by marine conser...

Shining Light on an Opaque Seafood Industry

Sea to Table | Posted 02.03.2013 | Food
Sea to Table

Though we do need better regulation, the real issue is the supply chain. It's constructed around an outdated model in which suppliers hide their sources, dealers hide their markets, and fish becomes a commodity whose value is lost from the people and communities who harvest them.

Whatcha Gonna Do When the Fish Cops Come for You?

Sea to Table | Posted 01.27.2013 | Food
Sea to Table

From shrimp heists to illegal fishing, dolphin shootings to whale ship strikes, fishy crimes (in the literal sense) are abundant, but thankfully NOAA's fish cops are on hand to fight the lawlessness of the sea.

Sushi SNAFU: Fish Is Being Mislabeled All Over The Place

| Susanne Rust | Posted 05.03.2012 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch By Susanne Rust If you’re in LA or Orange counties, odds are you’re not eating the fis...

Feds To Fight Massive Fraud In Seafood Sizes

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 05.15.2012 | Food

BOSTON — Those plump and tempting scallops at the fish counter might be a lot smaller than they look – a sodium-based compound can bloat s...

Something Fishy: $1 Million Fine Levied For Mislabeling Seafood

AP | Posted 02.07.2012 | Food

LOS ANGELES -- Federal prosecutors say a Torrance, Calif.-based seafood corporation has been ordered to pay $1 million in fines and community service ...

Restaurants To Use DNA Barcoding To Prevent Seafood Fraud

AP | By ROD McGUIRK | Posted 11.28.2011 | Food

CANBERRA, Australia -- Restaurants around the world will soon use new DNA technology to assure patrons they are being served the genuine fish fillet o...

This Summer, Be Wary of Fish Fraud

Ted Danson | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Ted Danson

What if the fish you find in the market isn't what you think it is? According to a new report by Oceana, U.S. consumers are frequently served a completely different fish species than the one they paid for.

Report Details Widespread Cases Of Seafood Mislabeling

Posted 07.27.2011 | Food

It is common for fish to be mislabeled as a different species, according to a new report by nonprofit group Oceana. The study, titled "Bait and Switch...