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Fish Watch Video

The United States is a global leader in sustainable seafood thanks to a rigorous science-based fisheries management process. FishWatch provides information on popular seafood harvested or farmed in the U.S. to help consumers make smart, sustainable seafood choices.

Eating & Preparing Crab

Crabs are crustaceans. Female Crabs are called “hens”; male crabs are called “cocks.” Males are very narrow tails and larger claws. Females have broader tails that are somewhat heart-shaped. Which species of Crab is popular where depends basically on what’s available there: in Europe, it’s the Spider and Brown Crabs; in North America, on the Atlantic Coast, it’s Blue Crabs, and on the Pacific Coast, Dungeness Crabs. In the UK, the most commonly sold crab […]

Fresh and Frozen Seafood: Selecting and Serving It Safely

Fish and shellfish contain high quality protein and other essential nutrients and are an important part of a healthful diet. In fact, a well-balanced diet that includes a variety of fish and shellfish can contribute to heart health and aid in children’s proper growth and development. As with any type of food, however, it is important to handle seafood safely in order to reduce the risk of foodborne illness, often called “food poisoning.” Follow these basic food safety tips for buying, preparing, and storing fish and shellfish — and you and your family can safely enjoy the fine taste and good nutrition of seafood.