NOAA Fisheries Feature

SeafooD & Health

NOAA Speaks on Seafood and Health
Government Press Releases
Research Findings
Nutritional Profile of Seafood
Seafood and Health in the News
Links to Other Sites

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 food 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 to their 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 decisions about 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"

Website for International Seafood and Health Conference The previous link is an external site.

Seafood: Selecting and Serving it Safely

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