The nonprofit ocean protection group called Oceana has been performing a study, the results of which were released last week. The question – whether or not we’re being sold, and therefore eating, the fish we think we are.
Oceana took a sum of around 1,215 fish from 12 different parts of the country and examined them to see if they matched their labels or not. Listed below are the study’s findings.
- About one-third of the 1,215 fish samples bought from 2010-2012 were mislabeled.
- In a collection of 120 samples that were marked as red snapper fish, 28 different species of fish were discovered. Of those, 17 were not even within the snapper fish family.
- Southern California was the region most likely to be misinformed with 52 percent of the samples bought there actually being something different.
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