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New Oceana report warns of high levels of seafood fraud in Canada

Oceana's new report suggest that almost half the fish products sold in Ottawa are mislabeled.

A new report from NGO Oceana Canada suggests seafood fraud is rampant in Ottawa, with findings showing fish mislabelling was present in almost half the samples tested.

The report, The Mystery Fish: Seafood Fraud in Canada and How to Stop It, showed that 33 percent of the mislabelled product was species substitution.

"Seafood fraud cheats Canadian consumers and hurts local, honest fishers as well as chefs and seafood companies looking to purchase sustainable seafood,” said Oceana CEO Josh Laughren.

According to the report, restaurants have the highest rates of seafood fraud.

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