Seafood and Your Health, an Infographic

Fish at market could be sampled to determine if they are the type of fish labeled, if they come from sustainable stocks, and to identify illegal fishing operationsmalias/CC BY 2.0

Shaun MacGillivray is the co-president of MacGillivray Freeman Films, the largest independent producer of IMAX films and Managing Director of One World One Ocean – a for-purpose, multi-platform media campaign that is harnessing the power of film, television and digital media to inspire a grassroots movement to protect and restore the world’s ocean.

We’re big on knowing where our seafood comes from, here at One World One Ocean. Marine ecosystems all over the world are heavily impacted by fishing, and we, as consumers, have the power to change that through our purchases. Making sustainable choices is so easy now, with apps like Seafood Watch, there’s no excuse not to do it.

There is a ton of data showing how various fishing methods impact ecosystems. But there’s something else to consider for a minute: how the fish you eat impacts your health. We’ve been told for years that fish is the healthy alternative to red meat. And in many cases it is, but not across the board. Some of the most popular fish are really high in toxins, and some fish you would never expect are really good for you.

Any time you get beyond black-and-white statements, and get into the nuances of an issue, it becomes a little less clear. So we researched all sides of this one, and distilled the health risks and benefits into an infographic. We hope that in visual form, it’s easier to get your head around seafood and your health.

Click here to view this infographic large.

infographic thumb image© One World One Ocean

Tags: Conservation | Fish | Fishing | Health


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