Sydney rock oysters getting smaller as oceans become more acidic
NSW oysters are shrinking and fewer in number, and academics fear the cause is climate changeThe famousSydney rock oyster is shrinking as oceans become more acidic, new research has found.In news that will rock seafood lovers, a study released overnight by academics in the UK found oysters inNew South Wales have become smaller and fewer in number because of coastal acidification.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Michael McGowan Tags: Australia news Environment Climate change Sydney New South Wales Science Source Type: news

Human poisoning from marine toxins: unknowns for optimal consumer protection - Vilari ño N, Louzao MC, Abal P, Cagide E, Carrera C, Vieytes MR, Botana LM.
Marine biotoxins are produced by aquatic microorganisms and accumulate in shellfish or finfish following the food web. These toxins usually reach human consumers by ingestion of contaminated seafood, although other exposure routes like inhalation or contac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Easy on the Nordic oysters: Bacteria flourishing in warmer fjord waters
The southern Nordic fjords are heating up as Europe boils, and bacteria there are flourishing, infecting swimmers and seafood, including oysters that can take months until they are safe to eat again, Norway's food safety authority said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

NOAA Chief Faces Questions on " Blue Economy " Proposal, Budget Cuts
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Acting Administrator Timothy Gallaudet testified before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard on July 24, 2018. Lawmakers questioned Gallaudet about NOAA’s plan to triple aquaculture production in the United States to reduce seafood imports. NOAA’s “blue economy” plan is intended to boost ocean farming and mineral extraction, produce more seafloor maps, increase vessel safety at seaports, and promote energy development and tourism opportunities. “One-half of the gl...
Source: Public Policy Reports - August 6, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Seeing slavery in seafood supply chains - Nakamura K, Bishop L, Ward T, Pramod G, Thomson DC, Tungpuchayakul P, Srakaew S.
The seafood supply chain is often long and fragmented, and slavery is a tenacious problem. The vast majority of workers are engaged in the early stages of production and often employed through subcontracts or brokers. We hypothesized that food companies co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

In attempt to save the rarest marine mammal, court orders a ban on Mexican seafood imports
To protect one of the most endangered species in the world, an international trade court judge ordered the Trump administration Thursday to ban all seafood harvested with gill nets in Mexico ’s northern Gulf of California — a bold move with significant political and economic consequences.The order... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 26, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Rosanna Xia Source Type: news

UBC researcher develops tool to reduce slavery in seafood supply chains
(University of British Columbia) A new screening tool developed at the University of British Columbia is giving seafood companies the ability to pinpoint the highest risks of forced labour in their supply chain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The health risks of eating shellfish
Vibrio infections often begin when people eat raw or undercooked seafood. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Is Shellfish Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
With all the talk about the disease-fighting, life-extending superpowers of the Mediterranean diet, a lot of people are trying to cram more seafood into their meals. But while there are endless articles extolling the healthful glories of fatty, omega-3-rich fish like salmon and mackerel, there’s not much talk about shellfish—or whether these sea creatures deserve space on your shopping list. As it turns out, they do. “Shellfish are high-quality protein sources—just like land animals—meaning they have all the essential amino acids,” says Faye Dong, professor emerita of food science and hu...
Source: TIME: Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Targeting fish parasites for a healthier aquaculture industry
EU-funded marine scientists are fighting fish parasites in farmed fish by developing new strategies and technologies to prevent their spread and ensure high-quality seafood for consumers. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - July 12, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

The secret life of lobster (trade): Could we be in hot water?
(University of Maine) In today's hyper-connected world, a growing number of nations are acting as 'middlemen' in the seafood supply chain. This makes it increasingly difficult to trace where seafood goes and difficult to anticipate changes in market demand. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 11, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Human rights abuse continues in Thailand’s fishing industry; new database lets seafood importers know if there is slavery in their supply chain
(Natural News) A new tool has been developed to inform the public whether the fish that they’ve bought (or are eating) comes from fisheries engaged in child labor. The Seafood Slavery Risk Tool is the brother to the already-known Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program which shows how sustainable the seafood is using a red,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating healthily during pregnancy 'could protect babies from allergies'
Researchers found women who eat more fish and seafood have children who appear to have a healthier mix of gut bugs - called bifidobacterium - which are seen as beneficial for health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Citrus remoulade with seafood
Try a little citrus in your seafood dip this weekend. Remoulade pairs perfectly with seafood and you can add chipotle peppers, dill, Old Bay seasoning or capers to create different flavors. Each Thursday, one of the more than 100 video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program?is?featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network ? just [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Seafood tied to more sex and faster conception
Reuters Health - Couples who eat a lot of seafood may have sex more often and get pregnant more quickly than those who shun the shellfish and sardines, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Are Omega-3s Good for Your Brain?
Omega-3 is easily the most popular supplement in America. Roughly 8% of adults—or about 19 million people—take some kind of omega-3 fatty acid supplement, according to the latest figures from the National Institutes of Health. There’s a reason fish oil capsules and other omega-3 supplements are so popular. “Omega-3 fatty acids are involved in many different fundamental [brain] processes,” says Simon Dyall, a principal academic and head of nutrition at Bournemouth University in the UK. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids—namely EPA and DHA—and their metabolites influence gene expres...
Source: TIME: Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Twenty-five per cent of seafood sold in Metro Vancouver is mislabelled
(University of British Columbia) A new UBC study used DNA barcoding to determine that 70 of 281 seafood samples collected in Metro Vancouver between September 2017 and February 2018 were mislabelled. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Climate Change Is Already Sparking A New Era Of Fishing Wars, Study Finds
At a time when the Trump administration is already waging trade wars, new research suggests seafood could be the next battleground. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 14, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is crab and other seafood safe to eat during pregnancy?
Many women are concerned about the seafood they eat during pregnancy due to the risk of food poisoning and high mercury content. Fortunately, cooked crab, imitation crab, and lobster are safe to eat when they are correctly prepared. Learn more about which fish to eat or avoid and all about the safety of fish products. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Choice matters: The environmental costs of producing meat, seafood
(University of Washington) A new study appearing online June 11 in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment considers which food type is more environmentally costly to produce: livestock, farmed seafood or wild-caught fish. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 11, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Seafood-Rich Diet May Reduce Time to Pregnancy Seafood-Rich Diet May Reduce Time to Pregnancy
Seafood-loving couples have sex more often, get pregnant faster than those who don't eat the recommended two to three servings a week, new study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

4 Ways to Make Grilling Healthier This Summer
Cookouts are a summer staple. And while they do provide some health perks—fresh air, home cooking and time with friends and family—they can also come with risks. Follow these guidelines to make your grilled meals better for you. 1. Grill like a pescatarian Cooking most meat at temperatures above 300°F can produce potentially cancer-causing chemicals called heterocyclic amines (HCAs), according to the National Cancer Institute. But fruits and vegetables like corn, peaches, peppers, eggplant, pineapple, squash and watermelon hold up well on the barbecue and don’t form HCAs when they’re cooked. And...
Source: TIME: Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

New Denosumab Indication; Seafood & Fertility; World Thyroid Day
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - May 25, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Could eating more fish boost fertility?
New research suggests couples trying to conceive may want to eat more seafood (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Higher Seafood Intake May Shorten Time to Pregnancy
FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 -- Higher seafood intake is tied to a shorter time to pregnancy (TTP), according to a study published online May 23 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism. Audrey J. Gaskins, Sc.D., from Harvard University in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Eating Fish May Improve A Couple ’ s Fertility
BOSTON (CBS) – Could eating fish help you and your partner conceive? A new study funded by the National Institutes of Health finds that eating more seafood may improve a couple’s chances of getting pregnant. Researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health studied more than 500 couples who were trying to get pregnant. They found that 92-percent of the couples who ate seafood more than twice a week got pregnant within a year compared to only 79-percent of couples who ate seafood less frequently. It is not clear whether the seafood itself improves fertility or whether couples who eat more fish tend to...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Harvard School Of Public Health Local TV National Institutes Of Health Pregnancy Source Type: news

Diet rich in seafood boosts libido and fertility, new study finds
A new study from Harvard University has found that 92 percent of couples who ate seafood more than twice a week were pregnant after 12 months in comparison with 79 percent eating less. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Fish the Food of Love, and Babies?
Eating more fish was tied to more lovemaking, and more babies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Seafood Babies and Infants Pregnancy and Childbirth Sex Source Type: news

Could More Fish in the Diet Boost Sex Lives and Fertility?
WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- Adding more seafood to the diet could help get couples'sex lives, and even their fertility, back in the swim of things, new research shows. The study couldn't prove cause and effect, but couples who ate more fish each... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA Backs Seafood for CVD Prevention
(MedPage Today) -- A serving or two a week recommended in new advisory (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 17, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Seafood Recommended 1 to 2 Times/Week for Cardiac Benefit
THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 -- One to two servings of seafood per week is recommended for cardiovascular benefits, according to an American Heart Association science advisory published online May 17 in Circulation. Eric B. Rimm, Sc.D., from the Harvard... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Novel scientific method to derive water quality criteria of metals
(The University of Hong Kong) Increasing contamination of marine ecosystems by metals such as mercury, cadmium, chromium and nickel has been a global environmental concern, because elevated concentrations of metals can pose hazards to marine organisms, and humans who may consume contaminated seafood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 7, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Seabear Company Issues a Voluntary Recall of Cold Smoked Wild Coho Salmon Lox Because of Possible Health Risk
Seabear Company of Anacortes, Washington is voluntarily recalling 1,225/ 3 oz. units of Cold Smoked Wild Coho Salmon Lox, Gerard& Dominique Seafoods brand, affected lot # CSCO-17339, Pack Date 17-340, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 2, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Vegan and traditional kimchi have same microbes, study finds
(Brown University) Brown University researchers have found that kimchi made without seafood products has the same 'probiotic' bacteria as more traditional kimchi. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 1, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Breath-hold diving - Fitz-Clarke JR.
This article reviews human breath-hold diving physiology beginning with an hi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Plant-based DHA found to adequately meet nutritional needs for vegans and vegetarians
(Natural News) Adhering to a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle has both benefits and drawbacks. One such drawback is the lack of reliable docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) sources. This omega-3 fatty acid is usually obtained from animal products, with fatty fish and seafood having the most abundant DHA content. As such, vegetarian and vegan populations are often unable... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Sushi Healthy? Here ’s Everything You Need to Know
Americans eat sushi in venues as varied as high-end restaurants and prepared foods sections of grocery stores — and many believe it’s a nutritious choice. But is sushi healthy? “Sushi has this halo of being healthy,” says Katherine Zeratsky, a registered dietitian nutritionist and associate professor of nutrition at Mayo Clinic. After all, traditional sushi has all the makings of a health food: it’s stuffed with fresh fish, wrapped in thin sheets of seaweed and presented in neat little rolls. But experts warn not to expect your weekly spicy tuna order to slim your waistline. One of the biggest...
Source: TIME: Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophia Gottfried Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Could a day at Stansted cure my fear of flying – or will I always need Valium and a fizzy wine chaser?
For too many years Suzanne Moore has not been able to board a flight without a stiff drink and, preferably, tranquillisers. Could a ‘Fearless Flyer’ course at Stansted help her overcome her terror?‘What sort of person gets leathered in a Wetherspoons in Gatwick at 10am?” I saw someone tweet this recently and I’m afraid I took it personally. I mean, I obviously don’t quite do that. But when I turn up at an airport I do always have a sudden urge to go to one of those weird seafood bars and neck as much fizzy wine as possible. I have not got on a plane without booze and usually drugs inside...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Suzanne Moore Tags: Flights Air transport Psychology Health & wellbeing Airline industry Travel Source Type: news

How Do You Know if Protein is ‘Complete’ or ‘Incomplete’?
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Mrs. Gerry ’s Kitchen Issues Allergen Alert on Undeclared Seafood in Salad
The salads may contain undeclared traces of imitation crab meat. People who have allergies to fish or shell fish run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled salad was shipped to retail and food service distributers in IL, IA, KS, MI, MN, MT, NE, ND, SD, UT, and WI. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 26, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Personal Health: Is It Time to Give Up on Fish Oil?
Fish clearly has health benefits, but fish oil supplements may not carry the same ones. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Omega-3 Fatty Acids Seafood Fish Farming Mercury (Metal) Heart Diet and Nutrition Cholesterol Source Type: news

Weis Markets Issues an Allergy Alert For Weis Quality Store-Made Cole Slaw Sold in 8 Stores Due to Undeclared Egg Allergen
Weis Markets today issued a recall for its store-made Weis Quality Cole Slaw (one pound container) for failing to list egg as an allergen on its label. This item was made in the seafood department. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

11 Things Nutritionists Eat at the Airport —and 4 They Avoid
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could eating more fish lower MS risk?
Diets rich in seafood and therefore omega-3 fatty acids bring many health benefits. A new study asks whether omega-3 can lower multiple sclerosis risk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

Eating fatty fish once a week linked to lower MS risks
A Kaiser Permanente study found that people who regularly ate fatty fish or took fish oil were 45 percent less likely to have MS than those whose diets incorporated less of the Omega-3-rich seafood. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inclusive Green Growth Must Shape Thailand ’s Future, Says GGGI Chief
Sinsiri Tiwutanond Interviews the Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Dr. Frank Rijsberman in Bangkok. Credit: Sinsiri Tiwutanond/IPSBy Sinsiri TiwutanondBANGKOK, Feb 26 2018 (IPS)Energy efficiency in industries presents a unique opportunity for Thailand’s environmental and economic policies as regional trends push towards more inclusive and sustainable green cities for the country and its neighbors, says the Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Dr. Frank Rijsberman.Rijsberman, who is currently on a visit to the country for the UN SDG 7 Conference, revealed that expedi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sinsiri Tiwutanond Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Green Economy Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs Projects Trade & Investment Source Type: news

He lost 40 pounds in six weeks by going vegan
David Carter, 30, was a defensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys when he made what he calls the “life-changing decision” to go vegan and eliminate meat, seafood and dairy from his diet.He grew up in South Los Angeles, where his family owned a barbecue restaurant. He was a “straight-up meat eater,... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Japan wins WTO dispute over Fukushima-related food
TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization largely upheld a Japanese complaint against South Korean import bans and additional testing requirements imposed on Japanese seafood because of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Japan wins WTO dispute over South Korean bans on Fukushima-related food
TOKYO/GENEVA (Reuters) - A World Trade Organization ruling on Thursday largely upheld a Japanese complaint against South Korea's import bans and additional testing requirements imposed on Japanese seafood because of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Chemicals In Food Wrappers Are Linked to Weight Gain
Chemicals known as perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—used frequently in fast-food wrappers and other products for their oil- and water-repellant properties—have been linked to hormone disruption, immune dysfunction, high cholesterol and even cancer. Now, a new study suggests that exposure to the chemicals could make it harder to keep weight off after dieting. The study, published in PLOS Medicine, found that levels of PFAS in the blood were linked to greater weight gain in a group of people who had recently shed pounds, especially among the women. Another finding may hint at why: People with higher blood levels ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news