Fla. regulators double fine for bogus grouper

TALLAHASSEE Fla. The state Department of Business and Professional Regulation has doubled the fine for selling other species of fish as grouper.

The change comes at a time when the rising price and tighter availability of grouper have prompted some restaurants, wholesalers and retailers to mislabel less expensive types of fish as the popular local species. If they're caught, they'll now pay a fine of $500,up from $250.

The increase is in response to

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