How Fish Fraud Works


Lots More Information

Author's Note: How Fish Fraud Works

Well, I will never look at another piece of fish the same way after working on this article. Partway through my research, I went to make dinner for my husband. Tilapia was on the menu. Tilapia is generally a fish substituted for another, higher-quality fish. Still, I wondered what the heck I was preparing for us to eat. I know a name doesn't mean anything, but I sure hoped it wasn't some species such as Patagonian tooth fish or threadfin slickhead, both of which sound quite unpleasant. At least the salmon I tend to buy is farmed Atlantic salmon, so I should be safe there.

Related Articles

More Great Links

Sources

  • American Heart Association. "The American Heart Association's Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations." Jan. 20, 2016. (June 16, 2016) http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/HealthyEating/Nutrition/The-American-Heart-Associations-Diet-and-Lifestyle-Recommendations_UCM_305855_Article.jsp#.V2MDjNIrKUk
  • Barclay, Eliza. "One In Three Fish Sold At Restaurants And Grocery Stores Is Mislabeled." NPR. Feb. 21, 2013. (June 14, 2016) http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2013/02/21/172589997/one-in-three-fish-sold-at-restaurants-and-grocery-stores-is-mislabeled
  • Goetz, Gretchen. "Seafood Fraud: A Threat to Your Health, or Just Your Pocketbook?" Food Safety News. Dec. 14, 2012. (June 14, 2016) http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/12/seafood-fraud-public-health-threat-or-economic-trick/#.V2CBqtIrKUk
  • Health. "2015 – 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans."December 2015. (June 16, 2016) http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/chapter-2/a-closer-look-at-current-intakes-and-recommended-shifts/#food-groups
  • Lou, Nicole. "Bait and Switch: The Fraud Crisis in the Seafood Industry." The Atlantic. March 19, 2015. (June 14, 2016) http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/03/bait-and-switch/388126/
  • NBC News. "Fighting Fish Fraud: Scientists Make Device to Sniff Out Fake Groupers." Feb. 5, 2015. (June 14, 2016) http://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/fighting-fish-fraud-scientists-make-device-sniff-out-fake-groupers-n301231
  • Oceana. "New traceability rule doesn't go far enough to stop seafood fraud in US." June 7, 2016. (June 14, 2016) http://oceana.org/press-center/press-releases/new-traceability-rule-doesn%E2%80%99t-go-far-enough-stop-seafood-fraud-us
  • Oceana. "Oceana Calls for "One Name for One Fish" for All U.S. Seafood." July 22, 2015. (June 14, 2016) http://usa.oceana.org/press-releases/oceana-calls-one-name-one-fish-all-us-seafood
  • Oceana. "The Campaign." (June 14, 2016) http://oceana.org/our-campaigns/seafood_fraud/campaign
  • Trigaux, Robert. "USF scientists unveil device to unmask 'fake' grouper." Tampa Bay Times. Feb. 3, 2015. (June 21, 2016) http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/usf-scientists-unveil-device-to-unmask-fake-grouper/2216246