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August 2017

Are you getting enough omega-3s? These vital fats are beneficial for heart, brain and eye health, but it’s not just the amount that matters. The type of omega-3s in your diet could determine the health benefits you’re getting — especially if you don’t eat fish.

August 2017

Today, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, is Alaska Wild Salmon Day, an annual recognition of the state’s five wild species, which make up more than 90 percent of the U.S. salmon harvest. Here are some links for recipes from National Fisherman.

July 2017

People who improve the quality of their diets over time may significantly reduce their risk of premature death. A new study from Harvard Chan School researchers found that improved diet quality over a 12-year period was associated with reduced risk of death in the subsequent 12 years. Food groups that contributed most to an improvement in diet quality were whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and fish or vegetarian sources of fatty acids. 

July 2017

What is the truth about warnings that eating tilapia may cause cancer and/or Alzheimer’s Disease? What is the nutritional value of tilapia fish? No. These false claims, spread by multiple websites, are not supported by solid scientific evidence. 

July 2017

Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition characterized by generalized inflammation throughout the body. A recent study of people with rheumatoid arthritis found that those who consumed at least two servings of fish per week on a regular basis had lower measures of disease activity.

July 2017

Why eat fish? Factors influencing seafood consumer choices in British Columbia, Canada

June 2017

There are many different ways to eat healthy. You can eat healthy in a way that works for you and your family. Healthy eating can fit all tastes and traditions including seafood — and can be affordable, too.

May 2017

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.

May 2017

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.

May 2017

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.

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