Buying Seafood: Wild or Farm Raised?


The seafood counter can be a confusing place. Consumers may struggle to determine which fish, shellfish, and crustaceans are the “best” choices. The expert consensus is that, in general, they’re all good! Dietary patters rich in seafood are consistently associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease, and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend we eat at least two servings a week. “There’s no getting around the benefits of seafood,” says Timothy Griffin, PhD, Teri and Barry Volpert Family Professor in Nutrition, Agriculture, and Sustainable Food Systems at the Friedman School. “Lots of studies show if you eat more, you are healthier than if you eat less.’”

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