seafood fraud

CEO Note: New Oceana Study Finds Shrimp Widely Mislabeled around The U.S.

Posted Fri, Nov 7, 2014 by Andy Sharpless to seafood fraud, shrimp, shrimp fraud, shrimp misrepresentation, shrimp report

New Oceana study found widespread mislabeling of shrimp

(Photo: Oceana)

As a supporter of Oceana, you’re already familiar with our campaign to stop seafood fraud. Last week, Oceana released a new scientific report revealing that 30 percent of shrimp products tested from grocery stores and restaurants were misrepresented. The only known study of its kind in the U.S., the report also revealed that consumers are often provided with little information about the shrimp they purchase, including where and how it was caught or even if it was farmed, making it nearly impossible for consumers to make informed and sustainable seafood choices.


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

Posted Thu, Nov 6, 2014 by Rachel Golden to seafood fraud, shrimp diaries, shrimp imports, shrimp misrepresentation, shrimp report

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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Five Must-Know Facts about The Shrimp You Eat from Oceana’s Recent Report

Oceana uncovered widespread misrepresentation of shrimp

(Photo: Oceana)

As America’s favorite seafood, there’s a good chance you’ve consumed shrimp before, whether that be as shrimp salad, shrimp scampi, or battered coconut shrimp. And while all of those dishes are absolutely delicious, consumers don’t often realize what they’re getting when they order “shrimp.”


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Photos: What Kind of Shrimp Is Actually on Your Dinner Plate?

Oceana's new report on shrimp found widespread shrimp misrepresentation

(Photo: Oceana)

Who doesn’t love shrimp? Delicious on salads, sandwiches, and as a main dish, it’s no wonder that it’s the most commonly consumed seafood in the U.S., and the most traded seafood in the world. But, did you know that when you order a shrimp cocktail or shrimp scampi, your “shrimp” could actually be one of dozens of different species of shrimp, as well as domestic or imported, and wild caught or farmed? Most consumers don’t realize that “shrimp” is a highly ambiguous term that refers to different shrimp species of many possible different origins.


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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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Graphics: New Oceana Study Finds Shrimp Misrepresented in the U.S.

A new Oceana study found shrimp to be misrepresented

(Photo: Oceana)

Today, Oceana released a new study that found shrimp, America’s favorite seafood, to be misrepresented in the United States. In the only known study of its kind in the U.S., DNA testing confirmed that 30 percent of 143 tested shrimp products—found in 111 restaurants and grocery stores—were misrepresented.


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Ocean Roundup: Seafood Fraud Ring Uncovered in Australia, Fish Species Found to Change Skin Color, and More

Sea star wasting syndrome has not yet hit Alaska

Ochre sea stars in Alaska. Alaska sea stars have yet to be hit with sea star wasting disease. (Photo: David~O / Flickr Creative Commons)

- A 16-foot-long baby humpback whale was released after becoming entangled in a net off Queensland, Australia. Humpback whales are currently migrating back to their feeding grounds in Antarctica. ABC Australia


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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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High Level of Seafood Fraud Found in Denmark

High level of seafood fraud uncovered in Denmark

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) in Gilleleje North, Denmark. (Photo: Oceana / Carlos Minguell)

A new study conducted by Oceana, the Danish newspaper Søndagsavisen, and the TV program “Go’Aften Denmark” found that there is a high level of sea fraud in Danish markets. The study revealed that 18 percent of cod sold in fishmongers is not cod, but actually haddock or saithe. In total, 120 samples from fishmongers, supermarkets, and restaurants in the wider Copenhagen region underwent DNA analysis.


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