Study: 1/3 Of All Fish Sold Mislabeled

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(KTVI) – A new report from Oceana says that one third of the fish sold is mislabeled. This means that what you were sold may be not what you got. In their study 84% of white Tuna was actually a fish called Escolar.

The organization DNA tested 1215 fish samples at over 600 stores in 21 states. The tests showed that one third of the fish were mislabeled. They say that fraud is likely the cause.

Oceana’s scientists found some of the fish on the FDA’s “Do Not Eat” list for pregnant women and children for high mercury content.

The group is asking consumers to call lawmakers and ask for more FDA fish inspections and regulation.

Full report:  Oceana.org