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December 2018

NOAA Fisheries release two reports showing the number of landings and value of for U.S. fisheries as well as the economic impact of U.S. commercial and recreation fishing.

December 2018

Americans ate over a pound more seafood per capita in 2017 than they did the year before, according to the latest figures shared in the National Fisheries Institute’s (NFI) annual list of the top 10 most consumed seafood species in the United States. 

November 2018

A new Cochrane Review published today has found that increasing the intake of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) during pregnancy reduces the risk of premature births.

October 2018

People may be more likely to age without health problems when they have more omega-3 fatty acids in their blood, a recent study suggests. The study authors focused on so-called health aging, or number of years people live without developing disabilities or physical or mental health problems.

September 2018

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends eating (and enjoying!) seafood at least 2 to 3 times a week throughout your life, to reap the many nutritional benefits seafood offers. The benefits to brain health are especially crucial as you age.

May 2018

The number of domestic fish stocks listed as overfished has reached an all-time low, with three species of West Coast rockfish rebuilt to sustainable levels, according to the 2017 Status of U.S. Fisheries report to Congress. The number of stocks on the overfishing list also remained near all-time lows, an encouraging indicator that the U.S. fishery management system is achieving its long-term sustainability goals.

January 2018

Should you be avoiding sushi during pregnancy? Some websites would have you believe that it's ok to consume raw fish, as long as you're eating fish that is low mercury. posts a great article to read al about.

January 2018

Seafood traders are now required to provide more documentation for fish and fish products they wish to sell to American consumers. As of January 1, 2018, importers have new recordkeeping requirements for proving that seafood products entering the United States are legally and sustainably caught, and truthfully represented.

December 2017

For years, fat was a four-letter word. We were urged to banish it from our diets whenever possible. We switched to low-fat foods. But the shift didn't make us healthier, probably because we cut back on healthy fats as well as harmful ones. Harvard Health explains how omega-3s fit in the truth about fats in our diet.

November 2017

Each year NOAA Fisheries compiles key fisheries statistics from the previous year into an annual snapshot documenting fishing’s importance to the nation. The 2016 report provides landings totals for both domestic recreational and commercial fisheries by species and allows us to track important indicators such as annual seafood consumption and the productivity of top fishing ports. These statistics provide valuable insights — but to fully understand the overall condition of our fisheries, they must be looked at in combination with other biological, social, and economic factors of ecosystem and ocean health.