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Rob Wittman

Lawmakers to Obama: Track domestic fish fraud

Lawmakers to Obama: Track domestic fish fraud

Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski and a contingent of Virginia lawmakers are urging Present Obama to expand efforts to squash seafood fraud.

They wrote a letter to the President on Monday asking him to broaden traceability of seafood imports in the country. Chesapeake-area seafood operators have complained to Mikulski and other federal officials that fraudulent labeling of foreign crab as local Chesapeake crab is hurting their industry.

A survey released in April of this year found that more than a third of the crab cakes sampled at 86 restaurants in Maryland and Washington, D.C., were...