- An Oceana report that looked at fish in restaurants and supermarkets in 21 states found mislabeling occurred at 74% of sushi restaurants, 38% of restaurants and 18% of grocery stores.
- In the findings, 87% of samples labeled as snapper were not actually snapper, while white tuna was mislabeled 59% of the time.
- The study did not determine whether the mislabeling occurred at the supplier, distributor or retailer levels.
From the article:
"... Oceana's volunteers collected fish samples at 674 supermarkets, restaurants and sushi counters in 21 states and found several examples of fish fraud. For instance, 87% of the snapper samples were not snapper. White tuna was mislabeled 59% of the time. Between one-third and one-fifth of the halibut, grouper, cod and Chilean sea bass tested were mislabeled. ..."