More Evidence Seafood Fraud Doesn’t Pay

Recently there’s been an ongoing discussion about how to deal with fish fraud. Knowledgeable members of the seafood community know that enforcement is the key and that crafting new laws or changing what you call one fish or another is an uninformed exercise in futility and not a real solution.

The Justice Department recently reminded a company named Alphin Brothers Inc. how much of a solution enforcement really is.

You see, Alphin Brothers Inc. thought mislabeling shrimp was a good idea. Prosecutors thought a felony conviction, a $100,000 fine, forfeiture of 20,000 pounds of shrimp and three years’ probation was an even better idea.