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It is something fishy going on at your local seafood market or restaurant customers are willing to pay premium prices for the best catch of the day.
But new DNA testing finds widespread.
Fraud it is bait and switch you might say and consumers are on the hook.
We -- us live in San Pedro California.
William what's gone.
Well John this is one -- one way to at least know what you're getting but it's no way to fight seafood fraud.
Of consumers Los Angeles about 40% in Boston Paper one fish -- got another for instance can you tell the difference between.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- A soul and a sea bass or in this case a wild salmon in the steelhead Trout difference twenty dollars a pound probably not.
And many retailers are banking on.
Police found was quite alarming we found that more than half of the -- that we samples from restaurants sushi bars and grocery stores were mislabeled substituting one species of fish for another.
Experts recommend eating seafood twice a week but a new report says were giving scam I get dishonesty people are looking a problem here expensive.
An educator the end knowledgeable consumer report by advocacy group Oceana tested seafood around Los Angeles and found consumers buying one fish but getting another but as a -- drive like a Cadillac.
No it doesn't there are distinct differences the report found these fish most commonly mislabeled.
Two floppy or rock fish for snapper perch are Pollock for grouper make -- shark for swordfish.
Ask a liar which causes stomach problems instead of white tuna cat fish for Dover sole and flounder or sea bass for how -- It doesn't start with the Fisher usually it doesn't start with the -- those that are trying to make their living.
I'm the oceans but it's usually somewhere towards the end of that chain that is seeing an opportunity to take a product.
Similar to another product and repackage it.
Santa -- -- created a fish to -- tracking system.
Oceana recommends a similar federal Paper trail for all seafood sold in the US from trawler to tape.
We sort of have a patchwork.
Of enforcement and regulation and and none of it is really.
-- the level that we think is needed.
So in this study were 74 restaurants and -- in LA tested the worst for sushi restaurants 87% Broadway John.
Of the -- that was -- and was wrong.
Experts say number one go to reputable fish market number two of the price looks too good they're probably -- -- -- collage and S way and catching yourself.
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