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Uncovering Shrimp Seafood Fraud: Diaries from the Field, Part 2

Oceana uncovered widespread misrepresentation of shrimp in new report

(Photo: Rachel Golden)

Last week, Oceana released a new report that uncovered widespread misrepresentation of America’s favorite seafood: shrimp. The report found 30 percent of DNA-tested shrimp samples to be misrepresented—often mislabeled for another species or said to be wild caught when it was farmed—across more than 100 restaurants and grocery stores nationwide.


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Uncovering Shrimp Seafood Fraud: Diaries from the Field, Part One

Oceana uncovered widespread misrepresentation of shrimp

(Photo: Rachel Golden)

Yesterday, Oceana released a new report that uncovered widespread misrepresentation of America’s favorite seafood: shrimp. The report found 30 percent of DNA-tested shrimp samples to be misrepresented—often mislabeled for another species or said to be wild caught when it was farmed—across more than 100 restaurants and grocery stores nationwide.


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Oceana Launches Global Seafood Fraud Map

Seafood fraud and seafood mislabeling occurs all over the world

(Photo: Oceana / Jenn Hueting)

Seafood mislabeling and fraud occurs all over the world, but the global scope of the problem is just becoming understood now.


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