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4 Ways to Celebrate National Seafood Month in October

What’s the best thing about October? It’s National Seafood Month! Here are four easy ways to celebrate, or should we say shell-ebrate, this most delicious time of year! Eat more seafood. This one seems obvious but if you’re not quite getting the recommended intake of at least two servings of fish per week, National Seafood …

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Mussels FAQ

Quick to prepare and easy to cook, mussels are a one-pot wonder. If fears about working with these delicious bivalve molluscs are preventing you from flexing your culinary muscles, check out these FAQs and get cooking! FAQ Should I only eat mussels when there is an ‘R’ in the month? It’s long been thought that …

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Yellowtail vs Yellowfin Tuna

Yellowtail and yellowfin often get confused. In this post we’ll explain the difference between yellowtail vs yellowfin tuna… The seafood industry has long been challenged by mislabeling. Sometimes it unfortunately happens with intent. For example, when a sushi bar calls escolar “white tuna”, even though albacore is the only fish that can claim that moniker. …

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Pacific Bigeye tuna and component parts. Illustration by Adi Khen, courtesy of Fishful Future.

Fishful Future: A New Collaborative Community Project to Move San Diego Toward a Zero Waste Seafood Supply Chain

SAN DIEGO, CA, February 1, 2021—The “Fishful Future” project is a newly launched collaborative effort joining seafood processors, fishery scientists, local fishermen, and renowned chefs. Supported by an award from the competitive National Marine Fisheries Service’s Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program, the project explores opportunities for San Diego’s fishing, seafood processing, and culinary industries to move toward …

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Catalina Offshore Products Awarded $139,700 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant

SAN DIEGO, Calif., October 24, 2018—Catalina Offshore Products has been awarded $139,700 under the 2018 National Marine Fisheries Service’s Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program for a project to grow demand for opah and other underutilized and undervalued species. Its proposal, A Culinary Engineering Approach to Increasing the Value of Local Fisheries: Reducing Fish Discards at Sea and Promoting Full …

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Hooked on Omega-3s

By now you’re probably familiar with omega-3 fatty acids, the “good” kinds of fat our bodies require to function. Studies show that these superfood-status fats not only combat depression but reduce the risk of dementia, heart disease, arthritis and autoimmune diseases, including Type 1 diabetes. They also reduce the symptoms of ADHD; aid in visual …

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Mercury in Seafood: What you Need to Know

By Cynthia Hsia People are concerned about mercury when consuming fish. However, selenium (Se) is key to understanding mercury exposure risks. If seafood contains at least the same amount of selenium as mercury (Hg), it prevents the mercury from damaging the body. Selenium is an essential mineral for the brain, heart, nervous system, and immune system.2 It …

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