The Growing Problem Of Fishy Labeling

Law360, New York (May 17, 2013, 11:59 AM EDT) -- Customers buying seafood at restaurants and grocery stores frequently may not be getting what they order. A recent study conducted by the group Oceana found that 27 percent of grocery stores, 52 percent of non-sushi restaurants and 95 percent of sushi restaurants surveyed sold mislabeled seafood. The group describes itself as the "largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation."

The Oceana study, conducted from 2010 to 2012, is one of the largest reported seafood fraud investigations to date. The group collected 1,247 samples from 674 retail outlets in 21 states. Genetic identity was determined for 1,215 of the samples, and...

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