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Seafood Fraud Reports

See below for national and regional testing reports, and related media coverage:

One Name, One Fish: Why Seafood Names Matter

  • Do Fish Names Encourage Fishy Business? 
    Source: NPR
    July 30, 2015
  • Which Fishwich Is Which Fish? The Case for Species-Specific Seafood Names
    Source: Scientific American
    July 22, 2015


National Seafood Fraud Report

  • Fishy fakes common in restaurants
    Source: USA Today
    February 21, 2013
  • Survey Finds That Fish Are Often Not What Label Says
    Source: The New York Times
    February 21, 2013
  • One-third of seafood mislabeled, study finds
    Source: The Washington Post
    February 21, 2013
  • Buyer beware: Mislabeled fish in restaurants, grocery stores
    Source: FOX News
    February 21, 2013
  • 33% of seafood in the U.S. mislabeled
    Source: CNN
    February 21, 2013


New York Seafood Fraud Report

  • Tests Say Mislabeled Fish Is a Widespread Problem
    Source: The New York Times
    December 11, 2012
  • Seafood Sleuthing Reveals Pervasive Fish Fraud In New York City
    Source: National Public Radio
    December 11, 2012
  • Report: Seafood replaced with cheaper fish
    Source: The Today Show
    December 11, 2012
  • Buyer beware: fishy trick baits customers 
    Source: NBC Nightly News
    December 11, 2012
  • Fish sold in New York is routinely mislabeled: study
    Source: Reuters
    December 11, 2012


South Florida Seafood Fraud Report

  • Fish you buy may not be what you think
    Source: The Miami Herald
    July 23, 2012


Los Angeles Seafood Fraud Report

  • DNA testing finds evidence of widespread seafood fraud
    Source: FOX News
    April 23, 2012
  • Seafood in L.A. frequently mislabeled, group says
    Source: Los Angeles Times
    April 17, 2012


Boston Seafood Fraud Report

  • On the menu, but not on your plate

Source: The Boston Globe | PDF
October 23, 2011