Washington D.C. based Oceana recently released data on fish mislabeling in the U.S. Between 2010 and 2012, scientists DNA tested fish from retail outlets, restaurants and sushi venues around the country.
They found that 33-percent of the fish were mislabeled.
Seattle had the lowest instance at 18-percent, tying with Boston.
Experts say while the Emerald City showed no cases of salmon mislabeling, all snapper samples in our area were found to be other fish species.
Oceana Senior Scientist Dr. Kim Warner says salmon labeling accuracy in our area may be a response to an earlier study conducted locally in western Washington.
She also says the 2011 sentencing of a Bellingham distributor for salmon fraud may also be a contributor.
The study concluded Southern California is the worst at 52-percent.