A recent study by Oceana found 38% of restaurant seafood and 74% of sushi eatery seafood was mislabeled, indicating widespread seafood fraud with the potential to cause health problems and tarnish a restaurant's reputation. To reduce the risk, deal with trusted seafood vendors that have signed the Better Seafood Board Pledge, educate yourself about seafood species and ask plenty of questions, advises Mark Palicki, of wholesaler Fortune Fish Company.

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