Feed the brain: eat more fish

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
5 January 2007, at 12:00am

UK - Brain power depends on fish farming and ocean management. For we must manage our oceans and farm seafood more extensively if we are to maintain not just good health but also our brains, a leading scientist has claimed.

Dr Michael Crawford

Dr Michael Crawford, a leading expert in human nutrition and keynote speaker at Aquaculture Today 2007, is passionate about the health benefits of seafood and believes we should farm the sea as we already farm the land.

“The key issue is that the brain evolved in the sea 500 to 600 million years ago using marine lipids.” Dr Crawford said. “It still uses and depends on the same marine lipids today. The marine food chain is by far the richest source of these brain specific lipids.”

While fish farming will make a major contribution in providing nutritional food to consumers, Dr Michael Crawford also considers that the development of wild stocks should be a priority. Modern fish farming is already assisting these efforts with examples of aquaculture’s positive impact on our oceans including lobster, crawfish and sea urchin restocking projects.

Source: Fish Update