Fish readily take up some forms of mercury and pass it into humans. Today, the average mercury level in tuna measures 250 ppb, as documented by the Natural News Forensic Food Lab. A handy online calculator created by the National Resources Defense Council can help you monitor your mercury intake from a variety of seafood sources. The results warn if you have exceeded EPA safety limits.
Seafood mislabeling and fraud occurs all over the world. Oceana launched a campaign to Stop Seafood Fraud in 2011 to ensure that seafood sold in the U.S. is safe, legally caught, and honestly labeled. They compiled a global map showing seafood fraud or substitutions of different seafood species from the one on the label. View the map here– check it out!
Making classic fried catfish with Dolores Fratesi and The Catfish Institute.
An Overview of the US Farm Raised Catfish Industry. Watch the Video from The Catfish Institute.
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Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Certification is renewed for 2015.
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