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Recent Baltimore Sun Articles Highlight Issues with Federal Seafood Fraud Enforcement

The Baltimore Sun wrote articles on the decline of seafood fraud enforcement

(Photo: Oceana / Jenn Hueting)

The chances are that you’ve eaten seafood sometime recently—whether that be a fish fillet burger, a shrimp cocktail, sushi, or more. But, the seafood you consumed may not be what you think it is—and could be another species, or farmed when it was labeled as wild.


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Bycatch on the Menu at This Foodie Hotspot in New Orleans

Scorpion fish being served at Carmo in New Orleans

Scorpion fish being served at Carmo, a restaurant in New Orleans. (Photo: Specialus)  

In an attempt to highlight the issue of bycatch and change the general public's opinions on often underappreciated fish, some chefs are serving-up bycatch at their restaurants.


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Celebrate National Seafood Month with This Sustainable Recipe: Diver Scallops

October is National Seafood Month

A scallop dish. (Photo: ulterior epicure / Flickr Creative Commons)

October is National Seafood Month, a time to raise awareness for sustainable fisheries and celebrate the benefits of seafood in one’s diet.


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Sam Talbot's Fish Tacos with Tomato Salsa and Citrus Crema

Fish tacos with tomato salsa. (Photo: Kyle Mahan / Flickr Creative Commons)

October marks National Seafood Month, a time to raise awareness for sustainable fisheries and celebrate the benefits of seafood in one’s diet.


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Celebrate National Seafood Month with This Sustainable Recipe: Wild Salmon with Spinach

Ron Burn's wild salmon and spinach recipe is sustainable

Salmon with spinach. (Photo: Sean T Evans / Flickr Creative Commons)

October is National Seafood Month, a time to raise awareness for sustainable fisheries and celebrate the benefits of seafood in one’s diet.


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On World Food Day, A Look at Six of The Most Commonly Mislabeled Seafood Options

The most commonly mislabeled seafood includes snapper, tuna, and cod

(Photo: Oceana / Jenn Hueting)

When you go to a restaurant and think you’re ordering a white tuna or filet of wild-caught salmon, there’s a good chance the fish on your dinner plate is not what it seems. Numerous studies have uncovered that seafood fraud—the dishonest practice of swapping one type of seafood for another—occurs on a global scale in all steps of the seafood supply chain. Seafood fraud studies have been undertaken in 29 countries and on all continents except Antarctica, and every study have uncovered seafood fraud to some degree.


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Ocean News: U.S. to Auction Off New Jersey Area for Offshore Wind, Baby Sea Turtles Found to Make Noises, and More

Offshore wind farm

An offshore wind farm. (Photo: Kim Hansen / Flickr Creative Commons)

- A New York-based seafood company and its executives pleaded guilty in federal court for fish fraud. The executives underreported the amount of summer flounder they caught between June 2009 and December 2011 by 56,000 pounds and used false documents to ship fish to customers. The Wall Street Journal


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A Perfect Recipe for National Seafood Month

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October is National Seafood Month, and we have a warm, rich shellfish dish that's perfect for the cool fall evenings. We featured Chef April Bloomfield's delicious recipe "Oyster Pan Roast with Tarragon Toasts" in the recent issuse of Oceana magazine. Read an excerpt about Chelf Bloomfield below, and then visit the Continue reading...

Every Shrimp Has a Tale

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October is National Seafood Month, and to celebrate this event, seafood lovers may be getting ready to partake in their favorite dishes. But how does the average consumer know where their seafood was caught? Can they be sure what they are eating is what is on the label or menu?


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Capps Takes Lead on SAFE Seafood Act in House of Representatives

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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