S t o r i e s
The versatile scallop
In the United States, the two so-called wild varieties of scallops most often sold include the large, plump Sea Scallop from deep waters in the
north Atlantic and the smaller, sweet Bay Scallop caught in shallow bays from New England to the Gulf of Mexico.
Shrimp's high cholesterol may not be so bad
Shrimp lovers take heart. A study published in the American
Journal of Clinical Nutrition says despite all that cholesterol shrimp
is perfectly good for you.
Tuna making a splash in popularity
A ton of tuna -- and not the canned kind -- is making waves on menus today. From the tuna filet mignon to mustard-crusted albacore, tuna's a healthy
choice, with only 1 gram of fat per 3- ounce serving.
Beware of shark meat, FDA warns
Sharks... just the word strikes fear into most people. But now there's a new threat from this fierce fish. It's not sharks biting people that now has scientists
concerned, it's the other way around.
Chile touts 'world's best' -- and weirdest -- seafood
Along the coast of Chile, you can buy
seafood that resembles creatures from another planet, with names that
are just as strange. The shellfish and mollusks, with untranslatable
monikers like piure and picorocco, are among the seafood exotica
hawked in Santiago.
"Sushi does not mean raw fish," Eleanor Arpino, a Japanese food specialist, says, emphatically. "Sushi is rice. It is vinegared
or seasoned rice and that's what it is. So the idea of sushi being raw fish is absolutely not correct."
Study: Seafood combats cardiac arrest
Good news for seafood lovers: there's new evidence that
seafood is good for your heart, and just a little seafood may go a long way. According to a new study, people who ate just one serving of fish a week dramatically reduced their chances of cardiac arrest.
Made in the USA: Caviar
Considered the finest of fish eggs, beluga caviar has long been imported to America from the Caspian sea. But now, American farmers see a golden opportunity in their tanks.
Important tips on shopping for seafood
Seafood, from shrimp creole to grilled swordfish, is making a
splash on more restaurant menus today. But, one of the great mysteries of the deep is
how to cook it at home.
L i n k s
U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Seafood
Includes searchable species database and the regulatory fish encyclopedia.
Fishing for quality
Informative site from the National Fisheries Institute features tips on buying, cooking, and preparing fish.
Consumer Tips For Purchasing High Quality Seafood
Varieties of Salmon
Includes descriptions and nutritional information.
World Wide Sushi Restaurant Reference
Enormous listing of sushi restaurants plus a glossary of terms.