New Handheld Device Can 'Sniff Out' Fish Fraud in Markets and Restaurants

February 4, 2015 3:00 PM

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Fish fraud may not seem like a big deal, but it's becoming huge business. In fact, it's estimated that up to 30 percent of the seafood entering the U.S. is fraudulently mislabeled and now, researchers have found a way to sniff out fraudulent species claims.

In all, mislabeled seafood bilks U.S. fishermen, the U.S. seafood industry and American consumers an estimated $20 to $25 billion annually. One particular issue is passing off other fish as grouper. That's why, in this case, scientists have created a handheld device that can "sniff out" which fish i...

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