Yesterday, NPR ran a great seafood story. It seems that restaurant-goers in Florida are ordering one fish, and being served another. The St. Petersburg Times surveyed 11 restaurants that boasted grouper on their menus, but DNA tests revealed that nearly half were serving cheaper substitutes. Who needs cleverly deceptive sales techniques - like bait and switch - when you can just use an oldie but goodie: lying?
Unfortunately, despite recent progress in letting consumers know where their seafood comes from when they buy it themselves, it's not always so easy to verify that the catch of the day at your local seafood joint, is actually....the catch of the day.
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- Court Requests Changes to the North Pacific Fisheries Observer Program be Reconsidered Posted Thu, August 28, 2014