Published — October 6, 2011 Updated — May 19, 2014 at 12:19 pm ET

Video: The hake hoax


Hake is Spain’s most popular fish, but consumers aren’t always getting what they think they are buying. A scientific study commissioned by the International Center for Investigative Journalists found that almost one in 10 fish purchased at markets in Spain were mislabeled. This video follows reporters buying the fish and explains why mislabeling can mask bigger problems in the oceans.

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