Seafood plays an important role in a balanced diet. Our focus at Seafood Watch is to help people make seafood choices that are good for the ocean, using ecosystem-based criteria. For information on health or seafood safety please visit the websites listed below.
General Health and Omega-3s
The EWG website provides an online shopping tool and seafood calculator that helps people find sustainable seafood that's lower in mercury and higher in omega-3 fatty acids.
Harvard School of Public Health advances the public's health through learning, discovery and communication. This site includes extensive information and recommendations on heart-healthy omega-3s.
Seafood Health Facts provides consumers with information regarding the benefits and risks of consuming seafood. This site includes resources to guide consumers through safely choosing, storing and preparing seafood.
The University of Michigan Integrative Medicine provides a guide to understanding the role of seafood in our diet, including omega-3 fatty acids.
This EPA website provides information regarding local seafood safety issues, as well as national consumption advisories on safe eating guidelines for seafood.
Mercury and Contaminants
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry covers frequently asked questions about mercury contamination.
The EDF Seafood Selector rates the sustainability and mercury levels of commonly consumed seafood species. This site also includes individual monthly intact recommendations.
NOAA provides information on the safety of seafood after an oil spill.
An overview and resources on mercury levels in seafood from The Safina Center.
The FDA responds to the Fukushima nuclear power facility incident and its effect on U.S. seafood.
The Safina Center answers questions about radiation in West Coast seafood.