Aquaculture for all

CCF Launch Online Seafood Calculator

Food safety & handling

GLOBE - The Centre For Consumer Freedom has launched an online seafood calculator that quantifies both the health risks and benefits of a diet rich in seafood.

The Centre For Consumer Freedom analszed USDA nutritional information and worked with registered dieticians to explore both sides of the fish equation. According to the results, seafood scored high marks across the board. puts conflicting information about seafood and health into a useful context by displaying the nutritional content of the top ten most popular seafood species—the positive impact of fish consumption as well as the hypothetical risks from trace amounts of mercury.

“The Internet is full of doom-and-gloom seafood calculators that only tell half the story. We’re trying to bring some balance to the discussion. The entire medical literature contains zero cases of fetal mercury poisoning related to fish consumption in the United States. But it’s full of evidence that fish is a health food,” says a recent press statement.

According to the centre, this message is crucial given how successful anti-seafood activists have been in scaring people away from such a healthy and important dietary staple.

"In our recently updated “Tuna Meltdown” report, we found that more than a quarter-million underprivileged American children were born at risk of having abnormally low IQs between 2000 and 2006, just because their low-income mothers were afraid to eat fish during their pregnancies."