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Fish & Tips
Fish & TipsSeafood lover?

Get cooking with our seafood recipe booklet, Fish & Tips. It’s full of winning recipes from our Get Cookin’! contest and helpful tips from our experts.

All the recipes feature only healthy and sustainable seafood recommended in our Smart Seafood Guide.

One out of four Americans experiences a foodborne illness each year. Of those, 325,000 are hospitalized and 5,000 die. Seafood products cause approximately 18 percent to 20 percent of the known outbreaks of foodborne illnesses each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Today, Americans eat more than 16 pounds of seafood per person per year — almost 30 percent more seafood per person than they ate 25 years ago.

More people eating more seafood yielded a 70 percent — or two billion pound — increase in overall seafood consumption. That equals the weight of about 270,000 Hummer H2 sport utility vehicles.

But Americans are largely unaware of the health concerns associated with imported seafood, more and more of which is produced on industrial style farms. The crowded, unsanitary conditions on these industrial fish farms breed bacteria, viruses, and parasites, forcing producers to use antibiotics and chemicals to prevent disease outbreaks.

Food & Water Watch is working to ensure Americans have safe seafood by encouraging the U.S. government to inspect food imports and to ensure consumers know where their seafood originates.

Seafood Recommendations

Check out our Smart Seafood Guide for your best options.

We now include several invasive species in our Smart Seafood Guide! Invasive species are those that have been brought into an environment in which they are not native — either accidentally, or sometimes intentionally, to fix another problem. They are often hard to remove because they may not have natural predators in the regions where they’ve been introduced. Adding invasive species as a menu item may help to control their populations at less destructive levels. So enjoy some great cuisine and help the environment!