There’s a Good Chance That Pricey ‘Wild-Caught’ Salmon Was Mislabeled

October 28, 2015

This means you probably overpaid.

A new study from ocean conservation advocacy group Oceana reveals that nearly half of the salmon sold in U.S. grocery stores and restaurants isn’t what it’s chalked up to be. The researchers obtained 82 fish samples from various regions — including New York, Chicago, and Washington D.C. — and found that a whopping 43 percent was mislabeled.

In 69 percent of the cases, farmed fish were being sold as pricier and more desirable wild-caught salmon. Other samples were labeled as a specific type of salmon, like Chinook, but testing showed that they were actually a…