Collier County Extension


Seafood Consumer Resources

Concerns about product safety and growing local food movements are compelling consumers to learn more about where their seafood comes from, the environmental impacts of harvesting methods, and how these products got to them. They also want fresh, high-quality affordable seafood that is tasty and nutritious. Learning more about the complexities associated with seafood safety sustainability can help consumers make more informed choices when selecting seafood. Informed consumers who understand the importance of healthy ecosystems and sustainable harvesting practices, who appreciate the health benefits of seafood consumption, and who understand how to evaluate the safety of the seafood they select help contribute to the long-term health and sustainability of our domestic seafood industry. The following resources will help you become a more informed consumer about the seafood you eat.


Sustainability and Trade

·            NOAA FishWatch: Useful facts about the safety and sustainability of U.S. seafood

·            Florida Seafood and Aquaculture Information:

·            University of Rhode Island Seafood Sustainable Initiative: Research on sustainability efforts

·            Gulf Seafood Trace: Seafood traceability program for Gulf of Mexico seafood

·            FDA Acceptable Seafood Market Names

·            Seafood Handbook:  Directory of the most common seafood species in the U.S. marketplace


Seafood Health and Nutrition

·            Seafood Health Facts

·            Florida Fish Consumption Advisories

·            A Nutrient Database for Southeastern Seafood

·            A Consumer Guide to Safe Seafood Handling


Seafood Recipes






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