Oceana Study Reveals Scary News about Salmon

October 28, 2015

Oceana released a new study that reveals mislabeling of one of America’s favorite fish—salmon. Oceana collected 82 salmon samples from restaurants and grocery stores and found that 43 percent were mislabeled. DNA testing confirmed that most of the mislabeling [69 percent] consisted of farmed Atlantic salmon being sold as wild-caught product.

“Americans might love salmon, but as our study reveals, they may be falling victim to a bait and switch,” says Beth Lowell, senior campaign director at Oceana. “When consumers opt for wild-caught U.S. salmon, they don’t expect to get a farmed or lower-value product of questionable origins. This type of seafood…