seafood fraud

Capps Takes Lead on SAFE Seafood Act in House of Representatives

Posted Tue, Oct 8, 2013 by Beckie Zisser to national seafood fraud report, safe seafood act, seafood, seafood fraud

The SAFE Seafood Act will give consumers access to more information about their seafood. (Photo: Oceana / Jenn Hueting)

Oceana would like to thank Representative Lois Capps (D-CA) for becoming the new House lead sponsor of the Safety and Fraud Enforcement for Seafood (SAFE Seafood) Act, a bill that would require full traceability throughout the U.S. seafood supply chain, giving consumers access to more information about where their seafood comes from and helping to keep illegally-caught fish out of our markets.


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Behind the Scenes: Seafood Fraud

Posted Thu, Oct 3, 2013 by Justine Hausheer to local seafood, national seafood fraud report, seafood fraud

(Photo: Oceana / Jenn Hueting)

October is National Seafood month—the perfect time to dig in to all of the delicious dishes that come from the sea. But before you head to the market, you should read up on the nation-wide issue of seafood fraud.


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Seafood Fraud Could Cost Consumers Hundreds Every Year

Posted Wed, Aug 7, 2013 by Amelia Vorpahl to bait and switch, high quality fish, national report, seafood, seafood fraud

Cost of Seafood Fraud


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National Aquarium Gives a Fresh Approach to Combating Seafood Fraud

Posted Wed, Jun 19, 2013 by Angela Sivak to fresh thoughts, National Aquarium, seafood fraud

Asian catfish hiding in your grouper sandwich. Escolar sold in your “white tuna” sushi roll. By now, most consumers know they can’t always trust what’s on their dinner plate, especially when it comes to seafood. But how often do you actually get to test your own knowledge of what you’re eating? Now is your chance to do just that, as Oceana teams up with the National Aquarium in Washington, D.C. for an interactive fine-dining experience as part of their Fresh Thoughts Dining Series.


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Oceana Testifies in Support of MA Seafood Labeling Bills

Posted Fri, Jun 14, 2013 by Beckie Zisser to massachusetts, seafood fraud, seafood labeling, testify

Do you really know what you're ordering? Oceana's Beckie Zisser testifies in support of stronger seafood labeling bills in Massachusetts. Photo: Jenn Hueting

The Massachusetts Legislature is currently considering three bills relating to seafood mislabeling, following in the footsteps of Washington state, which just last month enacted its own legislation on seafood mislabeling.  I traveled to Boston earlier this week to testify before the Joint Committee on Public Health in support of these bills, which are important for giving consumers fuller and more accurate information about the seafood they buy. 


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Washington Passes Legislation to Fight Seafood Fraud

Posted Fri, May 24, 2013 by Justine Sullivan to farmed, fda, halibut, legislation, mercury, salmon, seafood fraud, tilefish, Washington, wild

Washington state is working to ensure that seafood consumers don't fall for a bait-and-switch


Earlier this week, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed into law House Bill 1200 (HB 1200), which will begin to tackle seafood fraud throughout the state. Seafood fraud switches out the fish consumers intend to purchase with fish that is cheaper, less sustainable, or even dangerous. Oceana’s recent seafood fraud report found that 18 percent of fish sampled and sold in Seattle, WA, was mislabeled. And Washington’s results were better than most – our testing showed that fully one-third of seafood in restaurants and grocery stores throughout the country is mislabeled. Among specific cities and regions of the country, the numbers get even worse: 38 percent of Miami samples were mislabeled, 39 percent of New York City samples were mislabeled, and an incredible 52 percent of samples we tested in Southern California were not what they were labeled.


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Success on South Beach!

Posted Fri, Apr 26, 2013 by Justine Sullivan to athletes, florida, miami, nautica south beach triathlon, seafood fraud, seismic airgun testing, South Beach, triathlon

Team Oceana poses victorious after setting dual performance records in raising funds for the oceans!

Every spring, the Nautica South Beach Triathlon gives us reason to smile. There’s the energetic crowds, the celebrity entrants, and the warm-but-not-too-brutally-hot April weather on Miami Beach. This year, however, in Oceana’s 5th year participating through our partnership with Nautica, our grins got even bigger as we set a pair of performance records where it matters most: raising funds for our conservation work

Team Oceana, comprised of seven passionate ocean advocates, nearly doubled its previous fundraising record at the race, raising $7,171, while our partners at Nautica raised another $20,000 for Oceana by donating 100% of proceeds generated from their beachside shop. That’s $27,000 raised in one weekend, which will go a long way toward improving the condition of the oceans around South Florida, the country, and the world 


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Infographic: Seafood Fraud Made Simple

Posted Mon, Mar 18, 2013 by admin to national seafood fraud report, seafood fraud

Earlier this year Oceana made a splash with its National Seafood Fraud Report, a landmark investigation which found that a third of the seafood it tested nationwide had been mislabeled. While we encourage you to read the report in full, for those of you on the go this infographic (click to enlarge) boils it down to its most shocking findings.

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NY Times Talks to Oceana About Seafood Fraud

Posted Thu, Feb 21, 2013 by admin to national seafood fraud report, seafood fraud

Right now on the New York Times TimesCast Oceana senior scientist Kimberly Warner is discussing Oceana's landmark National Seafood Fraud Report issued today. You can watch that interview above and read the Times' take on this sweeping investigation.

The report found that one third of the seafood that was DNA tested nationwide, from 1,215 fish samples in 21 states, was mislabeled.

Get educated about seafood fraud and check out our report to see how seafood fraud affects you.


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