Wild-Caught Salmon Isn't So Wild After All
A new study released by Oceana shows you may be getting duped at the fish counter and at your favorite seafood restaurant.By Katie Link | October 28, 2015
Salmon. It's America's favorite fish, and it might be America's biggest rip off.
A study by conservation group Oceana found that 43 percent of salmon samples collected from restaurants and grocery stores during the winter months of 2013 and 2014 were mislabeled. Almost 70 percent of the mislabeling was farmed Atlantic salmon being sold as "wild-caught."
The group collected samples from several states. The fish got the "fraud" card if it was labeled as "wild," "Alaskan" or "Pacific" but was really farmed Atlantic salmon, or if the fish was labeled something specific like "Chinook" but was actually a different species.