Nightly News   |  February 21, 2013

‘Fishy’ seafood may not be as advertised

Conservation group Oceana conducted DNA tests showing one-third of the fish examined was something other than what it was supposed to be. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> a new investigation by a conservation group shows all across this country the fish you order in a restaurant or buy at the store may not be what it says on the label. the group oceana says their dna testing showed a third of the fish they examined was something other than what it was supposed to be. sometimes it's cheaper fish being sold as something fancier, like red snapper . buttim so mislabeled substitutes westbound dangerous with high levels of mercury or toxins that can make you sick. so it's buyer beware . these days, 90% of the fish we eat in this country is imported. and just 2% of all of that is inspected, according to this report.