Fish Fraud Bill Headed to Congress

Last year, seafood lovers weren’t exactly pleased to find out the salmon they bought at the store was actually steelhead trout—or the expensive crab cakes they ordered at a posh new restaurant were really made of imitation meat—when an Oceana report revealed that a whopping one-fifth of seafood tested was fraudulently labeled.

In fact, the report revealed, the problem is extremely widespread, finding “seafood mislabeling at every sector of the seafood supply chain,” including throughout retail, wholesale, distribution, import and export, packaging and processing, and landing. And it’s a problem, according to U.S. Representative Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) we, the eaters of everything from fine fish filets to tuna in a can, can no longer abide.

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