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Rampant Seafood Fraud

Oceana, an oceans advocacy non-profit, launched a new campaign yesterday against seafood fraud — that is, cheaper species disguised as more desirable species. The group's report estimates that red snapper fraud alone might be as high as 77 or even 90 percent. According to Oceana scientist Mike Hirshfield, "We don’t expect people, when they’re ordering meat, to have to guess whether it’s beef or horse or whale or Grade A prime or dog grade. And yet with fish, where there is many more choices, we do the exact opposite." [WaPo]