Shining Light on an Opaque Seafood Industry

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Before any of us could sleep easy at night knowing that fish cops are keeping our waterways safe, the Boston Globe blew the whistle on yet another case of seafood fraud. This time around, the culprit was North Coast Seafoods, one of New England's largest distributors, who sold mislabeled fish to many of Boston's top restaurants. DNA testing revealed that Pacific Cod was used as a stand-in for more valuable local Atlantic Cod, but in each case North Coast resorted to blaming the restaurant, saying that "they have no obligation to make sure restaurant menus are accurate." 

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