NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - If you love fish, this may be something you want to hear. The group Oceana looked at 200 studies from 55 countries and found one in five samples of seafood tested worldwide was mislabeled. And the group found evidence that seafood fraud was discovered throughout supply chains worldwide.
Even more alarming is that many of the samples of fraudulent seafood or species could cause health complications.
Serious Eats Daniel Gritzer gave Fox 5 a different perspective. He explaining that although fish fraud is an extremely serious issue, many times the mislabeling of fishes could be a restaurant or companies cheap and simple way of marketing.
According to Oceana, the European Union has pushed for transparency in the seafood industry and has experienced a drop in overall fraud from 23 percent in 2011 to 8 percent in 2015. A change in the way the seafood industry is run that many hope the U.S. emulates.