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.
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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.
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. Whiteyerd.com posts a great article to read al about.
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.
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.
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.
The Nature Conservancy, alongside many partners, is conducting a number of pilot projects around the world to determine how, where, and when aquaculture can actually help improve the environment by improving water quality, habitat function, and mitigating localised ocean acidification. If we can figure out the right conditions, we can unlock a powerful market-based solution to coastal restoration, while creating food and jobs.
Check out NOAA's Fishwatch website to find out all about the nation’s database on sustainable seafood. FishWatch has information on the status of more than 100 of the most of valuable marine fish and shellfish harvested or farmed in the United States. It includes information about stock assessments, economic impacts, and partnerships with commercial and recreational fishermen to reduce bycatch and protect habitat. You can even find tasty recipes for some of your favorite seafood species.
More than 15 million Americans currently live with some form of depression. This mood disorder can occur at any age and may cause a variety of other health issues. One natural way to help ease the symptoms of depression is to focus on a nutrient-rich diet. Studies have shown that omega-3s, found in seafood like salmon and tuna, particularly EPA, may help improve symptoms of depression. EPA is especially important to help reduce postpartum depression in new moms. This is because of the mood-boosting effects omega-3s have on the brain. Research also suggests that people who are deficient in omega-3s may be more likely to develop depression.
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