Oceana Canada collected 15 samples from restaurants in Victoria, all in the vicinity of the Parliament buildings where decision-makers are likely to eat. Mislabelling was uncovered at all eight locations tested.
Ten of the 15 samples tested (67 per cent) were mislabelled. In all cases, the substituted species were cheaper varieties than the fish named on the menu, including yellowfin tuna sold as bluefin tuna; Atlantic rock crab sold as Dungeness crab; and rainbow trout and steelhead salmon sold as sockeye salmon. Seven of the substituted species have health implications for consumers, including Asian catfish sold as cod.