Distributor’s “Local” Fish Misleads Customers, AP Reports
The Associated Press has published an investigation into Sea To Table, a seafood distributor that reportedly misled its clients—including universities, meal-kit companies and high-profile chefs—about the source of its fish. The company promised to inform customers about the location of the fishing boats that caught its products, but AP reporters purportedly found evidence that the company lied, including video footage showing a consistently empty Montauk harbor during a week when the company sold the reporters tuna from a boat that supposedly docked there. Moreover, the owner of the boat listed on the order apparently told the reporters his boat was in a different state at the time. The reporters also sent the purchased fish to a lab for testing, which purportedly found that the fish “likely came from the Indian Ocean or the Western Central Pacific,” although the article acknowledges the limitations of such testing.