When it comes to shopping for fish or eating at a seafood restaurant, you might not always be getting what you paid for. A 2012 Oceana study found that seafood may be mislabeled as often as 26–87% of the time when it comes to common fish such as snapper, tuna and cod. We’ve rounded up the five most commonly mislabeled fish so that you can make an informed and healthy decision next time you’re craving a bite.
It’s important to ensure that the seafood you’re eating is safe and responsibly raised or fished. Companies like Oceana are renewing their efforts to prevent seafood mislabeling and fraud, but until stricter regulations are implemented across the board, be sure to ask your fishmonger about the products they are offering to assure quality.
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