This list includes frequently asked questions (FAQ) related to seafood.
Does all seafood come from the sea?
No, seafood is harvested not only from the open ocean, but also from inshore estuaries, rivers, freshwater lakes, and other sources.
What are shellfish?
Shellfish have protective shells or other hard coverings. Examples include crabs, lobsters, shrimp, prawns, scallops, oysters, clams, mussels, calamari, and other.
Are there other forms of seafood besides fish and shellfish?
Examples include squid, octopus, sea cucumbers, urchins, seaweed, and many other foods.
Where can I find health and safety guidelines for seafood?
A variety of national, state, and local agencies offer health and safety information.
What is sustainable seafood?
According to NOAA FishWatch, “Seafood is sustainable when the population of that species of fish is managed in a way that provides for today’s needs without damaging the ability of the species to reproduce and be available for future generations. If you buy fish managed under a U.S. fishery management plan, you can be assured it meets 10 national standards that ensure fish stocks are maintained, overfishing is eliminated, and the long-term socioeconomic benefits to the nation are achieved.”
What is fresh-seafood.net?
Fresh-seafood.net is a website that features seafood news, events, recipes, articles, online store, business directory, and other resources. Seafood information includes fish, crabs, lobsters, shrimp, prawns, scallops, oysters, clams, mussels, calamari, and other foods.
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