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The Los Angeles Times reports that Oceana, the environmental advocacy group, is out with a new study saying that "seafood mislabeling can lead consumers to pay up to twice as much for certain fish." One example: "Consumers who order an 8-ounce fillet of grouper in a restaurant, which sells on average for $27, but are instead given a tilapia fillet, worth $15, they lose $12."

Oceana has previously concluded that as much as a third of seafood sold in the US is mislabeled. The most commonly mislabeled are snapper and tuna; at issue, the story says, is a complex supply chain that is anything but transparent.

There are bills in both the US Senate and House of Representatives designed to address the issue.
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