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Nutritionists & Medical Professionals

Healthy coral reefs support a variety of fish species.

As nutrition and medical professionals, your guidance can contribute not only to your clients’ and patients’ personal health, but also to the health of the ocean.

By selecting healthy seafood choices that come from abundant, well-managed populations of wild fish or farms that promote robust habitat, your clients’ can support vibrant ocean ecosystems.  Given your position to encourage healthy choices, you can play a vital role in preserving ocean populations for generations to come so your clients and their children and grandchildren will continue to have access to this delicious and nutritious protein.

The Safina Center is a valuable source of information for nutrition professionals that want to balance personal and environmental health. We provide access to authoritative seafood science and easy to understand analysis.

We have assessments on the sustainability of seafood choices conducted by marine scientists; tutorials and answers to major seafood questions on fish populations, labeling, fishing and fish farming; and news analysis of the latest seafood issues that you and your clients are reading about in the news.

The Safina Center is an authoritative source on seafood science.  For each seafood assessment, tutorial or news analysis, we examine scientific and governmental publications to obtain the most accurate information to help you understand the state of seafood.

Mercury in Seafood – a comprehensive overview

Healthy Oceans Seafood Guide assessments for wild-caught seafood

Ocean-Friendly Substitutes – ocean-friendly alternatives to common seafoods you may be recommending

Aquaculture – a discussion of the pros and cons of farmed seafood

Safina Center Blog – Sustainable Seafood and other ocean issues in the news

The Safina Center partners with researchers at Stony Brook University’s Gelfond Fund for Mercury Research and Outreach to increase awareness on mercury in seafood. Their site offers case studies on the effects of mercury exposure, and other information for health professionals.