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March 2019

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. A biological fish stock is a group of fish of the same species that live in the same geographic area and mix enough to breed with each other when mature. A management stock may refer to a biological stock, or a multispecies complex that is managed as a single unit.

December 2018

Seafood traders are now required to provide more documentation for fish and fish products they wish to sell to American consumers. The Seafood Import Monitoring Program establishes permitting, data reporting and recordkeeping requirements for 13 imported fish and fish products (Abalone, Atlantic Cod, Blue Crab (Atlantic), Dolphinfish (Mahi Mahi), Grouper, King Crab (red), Pacific Cod, Red Snapper, Sea Cucumber, Sharks, Shrimp, Swordfish, Tunas (Albacore, Bigeye, Skipjack, Yellowfin, and Bluefin)) identified as vulnerable to IUU fishing and/or seafood fraud. The data collected, through the International Trade Data System (ITDS), allows these species to be traced from the point of entry into U.S. commerce back to the point of harvest or production to verify whether it was lawfully harvested or produced.

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. 

December 2018

Fishing and seafood consumption in the United States increased in 2017, with landings and value of U.S. fisheries continuing a strong, positive trend. Across the nation, American fishermen landed 9.9 billion pounds of fish and shellfish in 2017, while the U.S. imported 5.9 billion pounds of seafood, up 1.6 percent, according to the annual Fisheries of the United States report released today by NOAA. Given the increases in seafood landings and with the average American adding more than a pound of seafood to their diet, there is a growing role for aquaculture to play in the domestic industry.

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.

November 2018

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

August 2018

You may wonder isn't fat bad for you, but your body needs some fat from food. It's a major source of energy. It helps you absorb some vitamins and minerals. Fat is needed to build cell membranes, the vital exterior of each cell, and the sheaths surrounding nerves. It is essential for blood clotting, muscle movement, and inflammation. For long-term health, some fats are better than others. Good fats include monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Bad ones include industrial-made trans fats. Saturated fats fall somewhere in the middle.

August 2018

Omega-3 fatty acids are found primarily in fish oil and certain marine algae. Because depression appears less common in nations where people eat large amounts of fish, scientists have investigated whether fish oils may prevent and/or treat depression and other mood disorders. Two omega-3 fatty acids — eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) — are thought to have the most potential to benefit people with mood disorders.

August 2018

It's usually safe to eat sushi and other dishes made with raw fish when you're pregnant. But depending on what fish the sushi is made from, you may need to make sure that it's been frozen first. You should also limit the amount of some types of fish that you eat while pregnant, such as tuna and oily fish.

 

July 2018

Eating fish twice a week or taking fish oil supplements can help.

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