Something Fishy: Seafood Fraud

Something Fishy: Seafood Fraud

Seafood species substitution continues to be a problem, but better enforcement, a supplier pledge and better training can help curb its prevalence

Last year, the seafood industry was hit with a quick succession of negative reports regarding seafood fraud. In the spring, environmental advocacy group Oceana issued a report called “Bait and Switch: How Seafood Fraud Hurts Our Oceans, Our Wallets and Our Health,” which cited research indicating that species such as red snapper, wild salmon and Atlantic cod are mislabeled as often as 25% to 70% of the time.

Then, in October, the Boston Globe and Consumers U

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