New York Agriculture & Markets Law
Misbranding of Certain Fish Species
1. As used in this section:
(a) "escolar" shall mean any variety of fish known as escolar, walu, snake mackerel, or any other common name of the scientific species name lepidocybium flavorbrunneum.
(b) "oilfish" shall mean any variety of fish known as oilfish or any other common name of the scientific species name ruvettus pretiosus.
(c) "white tuna" shall mean the fish species known as albacore tuna, long fin tuna, or the scientific species name thunnus alalunga.
2. No person, wholesaler, distributor, retail food store or food service establishment shall willfully sell, offer for sale, distribute, import, or export the species of fish commonly known as escolar or oilfish under the name tuna, albacore tuna, white tuna, or any other species name, common or scientific, other than the recognized common or scientific species names for such species defined in subdivision one of this section. * NB Effective January 7, 2017