See Clearly Now: Seafood + Eye Health

Move over carrots, there’s another food that’s important for eye health… seafood!

It’s no secret that we are all about seafood here at Dish on Fish, for both its amazing flavor and its tremendous health benefits. Nutrients in seafood like vitamin A and omega-3 fatty acids help promote eye health at all life stages, from infancy to later adult years. In fact, more than half of the retina is comprised of omega-3 DHA.

Seafood is the premiere dietary source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in every cell in the body. Here is a sneak peak of how omega-3s from seafood keep our peepers seeing clearly.

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New Recipe Alert! Upside-Down Salmon and Cream Cheese Puff Pastries

As avid foodies, we’ve been known to turn to social media for some relaxing recipe inspo. Scrolling through pages of mouth-watering meals is fun, but trying to recreate them at home—now, that’s a different story. Sure, somehow it always seems harder than it looks!

For example, just imagine… a flaky, golden-brown crust embracing a luscious filling of velvety cream cheese and succulent salmon. Zesty lemon and herbs bring a savory twist to each buttery bite, creating a symphony of textures and flavors that leave you craving more.

And we’re here to show you just how easy it is to make one of the latest cooking trends. Introducing… Upside-down salmon & cream cheese puff pastries!

Quick and uncomplicated, these delectable squares are a testament to simplicity at its finest. No need for elaborate preparations or advanced skills—simply roll out the dough, layer on the…

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News Not Good for Plant-based Meat, Seafood

Manufacturers of plant-based meat and seafood alternatives continue to struggle to grow the market, according to a new report from the Good Food Institute, a nonprofit think tank and international network of organizations involved in alternative proteins.

The volume of US retail sales of all plant-based food products slipped nine percent last year from the year prior. The value of those sales slipped 1.2 percent to $8.1 billion (€7.6 billion) in 2023, according to the reports.

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Slow US Customs and Border Protection system blamed for missed IUU investigations

Seafood Source

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is too slow in passing on information about potential illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing imports, making it difficult for NOAA Fisheries to conduct inspections, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.

NOAA Fisheries manages four separate programs designed to stop the import of IUU products, but it cooperates regularly with CBP and other agencies to target potential IUU products being shipped into the United States. In 2019, for example, CBP, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and NOAA Fisheries worked together to discover that 32 Spanish companies were mislabeling albacore tuna as bonito to avoid higher tariffs. Through that investigation, CBP was able to recover USD 600,000 (EUR 550,110) in lost tariff revenue.

According to estimates from the International Trade Commission, about 11 percent of the USD 22 billion (EUR 20 billion) worth of seafood the U.S. imported in 2019 was a product of IUU fishing. Limited resources means that the number of inspections is low compared to the volume of imports, according to NOAA Fisheries. The agency doesn’t track the number of inspections it conducts, but told GAO that 14 inspections in a month is typical…..
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