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It's the go-to "healthy" meal for uni students and gym bros alike. But how much tuna is too much? And how real is the risk of mercury toxicity?
We’ve heard a lot of it before. Glaciers are melting. Sea levels are rising. And it’s all happening faster than ever. Much of this will impact fish harvested for seafood and the fishermen and eaters who rely on them. We’ve long known that conditions caused by climate change will make it harder for oysters and mussels to grow their shells—already, oystermen in the Pacific Northwest are shipping their seeds to Hawaii to get a head start on life before growing up in harsher waters.
American consumers get the real thing (which they paid for) less than 10% of the time, and while shrimp is the number one most consumed seafood in this country, the majority is imported with little supervision, and based on numerous instances of illegal and dangerous drugs, chemicals and practices, I won’t touch most shrimp.
About 15 years ago, when my cholesterol level began an inexplicable climb, I tried a slew of suggested dietary remedies that included eating more fish, along with a daily supplement of fish oil, which research at the time suggested would help prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Alas, my body disdained my efforts and I finally had to take a statin. But I continued to follow a heart-healthy diet laden with vegetables and fish and took 1,200 milligrams of fish oil every night.
I now suspect that those thousands of gel-covered capsules I’ve swallowed over the years may have done little more than enrich the pockets of supplement producers and sellers.
Seafood has a big role to play in feeding a rapidly growing global population. But there aren’t enough wild fish in the sea to do the job. So fish farming, or aquaculture, with its promise of sustainable seafood, will have to fill the gap. The question is: Can it?
This conflicting advice by the federal government leads to confusion among consumers about whether they should eat fish because it’s healthy or avoid fish because it’s dangerous. As well, the advice given by the federal government about eating fish is incomplete and misleading.
Buying fish and shellfish can be strangely complicated. Use this guide to choose the safest and most nutritious (and eco-friendly!) picks next time you hit the counter.
From their birth in freshwater lakes to getting caught in a fisherman’s net, it can take years for a wild salmon to wind up filleted and garnished with a lemon on your dinner plate. But for the Frankenfish that the FDA approved yesterday—the very first genetically modified organism declared safe to eat—the journey took more than 20 years.
Are Omega-3 fatty acids one of nature's wonder supplements or are we just destroying the fish and the oceans and ultimately ourselves in the quest for health?
Our correspondent ventures to Alaska to learn when to eat wild salmon—and how to find it even when it’s not in season.
What was once an abundant food source that some historians believe helped to cradle modern humanity, salmon populations are now dwindling in the wild, due in part to surprising conflicts between various parties.
Fish is often called “brain food.” It’s an excellent source of lean protein, rich in nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins and iodine, and pregnant women are encouraged to eat it. There’s just one, ah, catch: Fish also may have mercury, which can harm the developing brain.
Members of the 64-and-older set whose blood is rich in dietary omega-3s lived an average of 2.2 years longer.
In terms of biological needs, barramundi are the anti-salmon. They are born in the sea and migrate to fresh waters as adults, the reverse of a salmon's lifecycle.
The benefits of eating fish during pregnancy vastly outweigh the risks. So why do the recommendations still put women off from seafood?
Chefs Collaborative is a resource for working class chefs, producers and food professionals who want to advocate for positive sustainable food changes.
A study out of the University of Ghent in Belgium shows that people who eat seafood regularly ingest up to 11,000 pieces of plastics each year.
Eating the right seafood can be a tricky thing. You don’t have to look too far to find examples of species that have been overfished to satisfy our hunger, or creatures that are unintentionally threatened by our nets, or our bad habit of shuffling species and ecosystems together.
It all depends on what the fish has been eating.
Not long ago, full farming of tuna was considered impossible. Now the business is beginning to take off, as part of a broader revolution in aquaculture that is radically changing the world’s food supply.
How can you tell if your fish isn’t old-as-hell? Here's some of my rules for finding that all-natural shit that will help you land the good stuff.
You probably already know that you're supposed to be eating fish twice a week. Here are the best sustainable fish choices that are healthy for you—and the planet.
Chef Bell's goal is to engage his peers, chefs, in communities, regions and provinces Coast to Coast to Coast through education and awareness for the future of sustainable seafood. To create a movement which, within in the next 10 years, allows every Canadian to easily and readily access sustainable seafood for themselves and their families. The hope is that as the sustainable seafood movement continues to grow, environmentally responsible procedures will become firmly rooted as standard methods in future generations.
Get up-to-date information on the status of some of the nation’s most valuable marine fish harvested in U.S. federal waters as well as U.S. farmed fish that help meet our country’s growing seafood demand.
Whether you're getting dental fillings or ordering sushi, keep these tips in mind to avoid exposure.
One of the world's first seafood technology network information centers, SeafoodNIC is a portal to Internet resources addressing seafood safety and quality information needs of seafood processors, inspectors, researchers, importers, and food educators.
Helping people make better seafood choices for a healthy ocean.
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Balancing the Benefits and Risks of Seafood Consumption...
Your global seafood solution...SeafoodSource.com is the online business tool for professionals in the seafood industry including seafood restaurant owners, seafood processing professionals, and all seafood suppliers as well as seafood purchasers.
SeaWeb is a communications-based nonprofit organization that uses social marketing techniques to advance ocean conservation. By raising public awareness, advancing science-based solutions and mobilizing decision-makers around ocean conservation, we are leading voices for a healthy ocean.
Effective, precise management assures Alaska’s fisheries are productive, sustainable, clean, and healthy-as mandated by the Alaska state government. Since admittance into the Union as the 49th state in 1959, Alaska has served as a model of fisheries management around the globe. One reason for this is that Alaska remains the lone state in the nation with a constitutional mandate stipulating all fish "be utilized, developed and maintained on the sustained yield principle.
The mission of the American Fisheries Society is to improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems by advancing fisheries and aquatic science and promoting the development of fisheries professionals.
We are proud of our integrated, well-managed, closely monitored and efficient seafood processing sector. We apply leading technology and processes on fishing grounds, on the farms, and in our Government of Canada-inspected and approved processing plants.
EarthEcho International's mission is to empower youth to take action that restores and protects our water planet.
Ocean Trust is a member supported, ocean conservation foundation building science, conservation and seafood partnerships to sustain the oceans as a food source for humanity.
Oceana, founded in 2001, is the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation. Our offices in North America, South America and Europe work together on a limited number of strategic, directed campaigns to achieve measurable outcomes that will help return our oceans to former levels of abundance.
Pacific Organic Seafood Association (POSA) members raise seafood in a healthy, safe and environmentally friendly way
Project Kaisei is a non-profit organization based in San Francisco and Hong Kong, established to increase the understanding and the scale of marine debris, its impact on our ocean environment, and how we can introduce solutions for both prevention and clean-up.
We stand united in the defence of our natural wealth. Our elected leaders must now take decisive action, so that our children’s children can grow old watching wild salmon return to our shores.
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Fresh Fish and Seafood Doesn't Get Any Fresher. How fresh is the seafood you purchase? Can you actually taste the freshness? We deliver incredibly fresh fish and seafood direct from the source to your door, in less than 2 hours after it was caught.
Welcome to FishEx! We are your premier seafood connection, specializing in quality Alaska crab, seasonal fresh crab, and other fine seafoods. We ship overnight from Alaska right to your door, via FedEx or UPS.
Fishpeople is your culinary partner in bringing delicious & storied seafood to people across the US. When you serve your customers Fishpeople Seafood, you can trust that our fish is responsibly sourced, sustainably caught & meticulously handled with care.
Honolulu Fish Company is the only direct distributor in the United States that offers more than 14 species of sashimi grade fish to restaurants around the world
With the latest information and handling of the freshest ingredients, we are committed to provide value to our customers. As the information age is ever expanding, we are in position to provide our customers with exceptional service and quality. We can ship product to every location in the U.S.A., thanks to a highly efficient delivery department. As a leader in the seafood industry, we will continue to take initiatives that enhance our customer’s business.
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Located in Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA - fresh fish sold daily and shipped all over the US.
Our mission is to provide Canadian food gifts that are satisfying to give, satisfying to receive and easy to enjoy!
Just like you, Wild Edibles is concerned with the issue of sustainable seafood. Wild Edibles has been in partnerships with the leaders of Ocean Conservation organizations since 2006. Using scientific research and strict criteria we can determine how sustainable our seafood specialties are.Using these guidelines while working with our vendors and fishermen,
Wild Planet is committed to providing the finest tasting sustainably caught seafood while supporting the conservation of wild marine ecosystems.
Since 2004 we have been fishing the pristine waters of Bristol Bay, Alaska. Wild For Salmon provides you with premium quality, flash-frozen sockeye, direct from our boat… to your table.