Grouper Scandal

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2006/08/10 15:21:11 (permalink)

Grouper Scandal

The front page story in the St Petersburg Times ---

Headline------The Grouber Catch

"It is getting harder to get the gulf's signature fish on your plate."
"That grouber sandwich you ordered? Well, it might not be."

"____survey of 11 restaurants featuring grouber showed that six served a cheaper fish instead. One Palm Harber restaurant charged $23 for "champagne braised black grouber" that actually was tilapia.

A Panama City seafood wholesaler imported frozen Asian catfish for
$1.52 a pound, then passed it off as grouber, which wholesaled at 4 times that much. ($6.14 actually).

The Times ordered grouber in 11 restaurants and had the meals DNA tested-----6 samples were fakes. They then listed the 11 restaurants, the price and what the fish actually was. Two---Crabby Bill's on the Beach and the Hurricane in Pass-a-Grille were the only local fresh grouber,

Something is mighty fishy here in the Sunshine State.

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