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Federal investments in aquaculture account for a small fraction of all government-funded research spending but result in a significant return on investment in terms of production value, according to a study published today by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future in the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental Health and Engineering.
The study is the first of its kind to examine US federal grants awarded in the field of aquaculture, which includes aquatic organisms raised for food, feed, fuel, and recreation. To conduct this analysis, the researchers compiled a database of nearly 3,000 aquaculture grants awarded from 1990 to 2015. The study found that federal agencies awarded nearly $1 billion dollars in grants for aquaculture research in the past quarter century, and these grants had an estimated 37-fold return on investment since 2000.
As a result of the combined efforts of NOAA Fisheries, the regional fishery management councils, and other partners, in 2016 we rebuilt two stocks, and the number of stocks on the overfishing and overfished lists remains near all-time lows.
Released in conjunction with Fisheries Economics of the U.S. 2015, the 2016 Status of Stocks report documents that our dynamic, science-based management process is proving successful at ending overfishing and rebuilding stocks and helping us realize significant benefits to the economy.
The May 2017 issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provides answers in their Question of the Month. The information and resources will help registered dietitian nutritionists and other health care providers balance the benefits and risk of eating fish.
This is a paper published in May by Ray Hilborn, et al. (open access), shows that environmental variability, left out of the original models, is actually the most important factor affecting forage fish populations. Commercial fishing often has little effect on forage fish populations and their predators. Instead, ocean conditions and nutrient cycles (things humans have no control over) dictate how many forage fish survive each year.
Health professionals can help patients and clients understand how seafood consumption supports an overall healthy eating pattern. A healthy eating pattern incorporates a variety of vegetables, fruits, grains, low-fat and fat-free dairy, and protein foods, while limiting saturated and trans fats, added sugars, and sodium. These strategies can help health professionals encourage patients and clients to incorporate seafood into their own healthy eating patterns.
Welcome to 2017 and a new issue of Fats of Life, which brings exciting changes in our design. First of all, we have renamed the PUFA Newsletter to Fats of Life Newsletter, a change that had been pending for some time. We wanted to continue with the name “Fats of Life,” a memorable name and one that is better aligned with the title of this platform for information on lipids that are important for health. The focus will in any case remain on highlighting scientific advancements in understanding the role of polyunsaturated fatty acids to health.
In this blog post on the James Beard Foundation website Barton Seaver explores the current state of aquaculture, or farmed fish, and how it fits into a more sustainable future.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved an ingredient for fish feed that provides fish farmers with more options and reduces our nation's reliance on feed made of other fish. Learn more about taurine and how both U.S. fish farmers and seafood lovers will benefit from its approved use in feed for aquacultured fish.