|Risks and benefits of seafood consumption|
James, D. (2013). Risks and benefits of seafood consumption. GLOBEFISH Research Programme, 108. FAO: Rome. V, 28 pp.
Part of: GLOBEFISH Research Programme. FAO: Rome. ISSN 1014-9546, more
Benefits; Risks; Seafood; Marine
This report provides an overview of the proven benefits of consuming seafood, then goes on to assess the potential risks. Having assessed the benefits and the risks, it continues with a risk benefit analysis to determine if seafood consumption is more beneficial than risky i.e. if the health benefits outweigh any negative health impacts resulting from consumption. Finally the issue of sustainability is briefly considered from the viewpoints of future consumers and fisheries managers, should the demonstrated benefits of seafood consumption lead to vastly increased demand. The report is intended to provide a comprehensive assessment to those associated with the seafood industry who, although they may not have a scientific background, are often challenged by negative images of their products and need to be able to understand both sides of the story.