The connection between seafood and health is undeniable, yet information
available to consumers is confusing at best and often conflicting. The
Food and Drug Administration is the primary government agency that manages
safety/food health issues. However, as part of the Department of Commerce,
NOAA Fisheries Service has an obligation to help make information about
seafood products more accessible to the general public. Consumers want
to know if fish and other seafood is healthy and safe to eat and feed
families. The following links will help answer this question. Our goal
is to provide balanced information that puts the benefits and risks of
seafood consumption into perspective to help consumers make educated
their diet. As new information becomes available, we will post it here.
National Academies' Institute of Medicine Issues New Report, Seafood Choices: Balancing Benefits and Risks"
for International Seafood and Health Conference
Seafood: Selecting and Serving it Safely