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Do you know where your fish and seafood come from?
Seafood mislabelling and fraud, which happen around the globe, have consequences for consumers’ wallets and their health, as well as for the world’s oceans, lakes and rivers.
Shoppers are cheated when lower-cost species are passed off as more expensive ones, like swapping tile fish, which can have high mercury levels, for snapper. Farmed salmon may be marketed as wild and pollock might be passed off as cod.
Oceana, a non-profit ocean advocacy group, found that, on average, one in five of the more than 25,000 samples of seafood tested worldwide in recent years were mislabelled. Up to 41 per cent of the Canadian seafood samples undergoing DNA analysis were also mislabelled.
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