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Four Plymouth Restaurants Part of Boston Globe Seafood Mislabeling Investigation

Headquarters of The Boston Globe newspaper; 13...Image via WikipediaA Boston Globe investigation found that three local seafood restaurants either purposely or inadvertently mislabeled fish on their menus.

By Casey Meserve October 24, 2011

If you think that going to a seafood restaurant on the docks means that the fish you eat was caught just outside your window, think again.

With advances in freezing technology and transportation could mean that that wild-caught striped bass you thought you ate could actually be a farm-raised fish shipped from Asia. Or the traditional label of "scrod" referring to haddock caught in Cape Cod Bay, is often not fresh haddock, but frozen Pacific cod from Alaska, according to an investigation by the Boston Globe. The investigation by two Globe reporters helped by a DNA laboratory in Canada found that 48 percent of fish sampled in the survey were misidentified of the 183 fish samples collected. That includes four samples from three Plymouth restaurants: East Bay Grille, New Tokyo, and Sushi Joy. A fourth restaurant, The Blue-Eyed Crab Grill and Raw Bar, correctly labeled Atlantic cod.

East Bay Grille owned up to the mistake according to the report. A manager there admitted to... http://plymouth.patch.com/articles/four-plymouth-restaurants-part-of-seafood-mislabelling-investigation

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