Seafood Importer Must Pay $1M Over Fishy Labeling Practices

Law360, New York (February 7, 2012, 9:29 PM EST) -- A California seafood company was sentenced Monday to pay $1 million in fines and community service payments for knowingly selling mislabeled frozen fish fillets, as part of a federal investigation into companies that allegedly mislabel Asian catfish imports in order to skirt anti-dumping duties.

Seafood Solutions Inc. was fined $700,000 and will pay an additional $300,000 to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, after acknowledging in a July plea agreement that it had knowingly sold the fish Pangasius hypophthalmus mislabeled as “paradise grouper,” “falcon baie grouper”...
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