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When salmon was out of season, diners in restaurants were likely to get a species other than what they ordered 67 percent of the time, a new survey finds.
October 28, 2015 Diners were likely to get duped 67 percent of the time when ordering salmon in restaurants out of season, a survey says. Much of the deception involved farmed salmon passed off as more expensive wild.
Sea bass, pollock, striped bass and other fish species are seen for sale at the Harbor Fish Market in Portland, Maine.
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July 30, 2015 Legally, a single fish species can go by many names from sea to plate, and different fish can go by the same name. An environmental group says that hampers efforts to combat illegal fishing and fraud.
Escolar, right, is often substituted for more expensive Albacore tuna (left), a report on mislabeled seafood found.
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February 21, 2013 Fish fraud is often just a form of swindling when a cheap fish, like tilapia, is sold as pricy red snapper. But a conservation group says it also puts consumers at risk of health issues and makes it harder to avoid buying fish that are being overfished.
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