Florida officials have stopped the sale of 8,000 pounds of fake "grouper" in a sting targeting mislabelling of fish.
This is just a small part of the scam, with total fake fish sales exceeding 1 million pounds.
"When residents of and visitors to this state pay a premium price to purchase a highly desirable fish such as grouper, they are entitled to receive it," Commissioner Charles Bronson of the Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services said in a press release.
Fine and noble words from a consumer crusader. Now perhaps we'll see some progress on the currently legal practice of using phony market names to get higher prices for seafood?
...it almost sounds like Commissioner Bronson is responding directly to the The Great Seafood Masquerade here on blogfish, maybe he's a loyal subscriber(?)