Nutritional Information

Milk drinkers may yet get heart-healthy omega-3s by the glass

Not everyone has a taste for fish, even though it is a natural source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Full article.

US government: Eat fish twice a week

For the first time, the U.S. government is advising all Americans, including pregnant and breastfeeding women, to eat seafood at least twice a week for heart and brain benefits. Previously, the twice-a-week recommendation was limited to heart patients. Read more.

Aquaculture Group News

Great tips for handling seafood and preparing it. For more information view their webpage: http://www.linkedin.com/news?articleURL=http%3A%2F%2F

www%2Echarlestonseafood%2Ecom%2FSeafoodPreparation

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HowMuchFish.com

The following website has information on how much fish (seafood) can be safely consumed regarding hypothetical health risks from mercury based on your selection of seafood, body weight and weekly consumption rate.ÿ It also addresses some of the false information disseminated by food scare groups.ÿ Some of the seafood selections include shrimp, clams, farmed and wild salmon, catfish and tilapia.

For more information view their website: http://www.howmuchfish.com/

Omega-3 Learning for Health and Medicine.

With more attention to omega-3 fatty acids associated with human health benefits, the following web site has information and resources to educate consumers, teachers, veterinarians, physicians and health care providers about omega-3s and their health benefits. The site also contains data on the omega-3 content in edible portions of seafood and other fat and oil food products.
For details go to: http://www.omega3learning.purdue.edu/

The US review of official fish consumption advice has been welcomed in Australia.

The review was published recently by the US Federal Government's Food & Drug Administration (FDA), following the publication of a number of studies suggesting the health positives in seafood consumption far outweighed any negatives. Mr. Roy Palmer, an expert on seafood and health, said today the US review suggested higher consumption of seafood conferred benfits in terms of infant development, heart attack and stroke. For further information, please see the following orginal reports.

http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/mehgrb.html

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607

602773/fulltext

http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/foodmatters/mercuryinfish.cfm

Doctors Should Tell Mothers-to-be about benefits of seafood

Doctors should provide more information to mothers-to-be about the benefits of eating seafood for their baby's development, according to an industry spokeman. See full article.


  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences