Attention Pregnant women: Sea Port’s Go Blue! Plate Choose My Seafood for Sustainability® is here to help and guide you in your responsible seafood choices
The FDA in their encouragement to consume between 8 to 12 ounces of seafood per week advised avoiding tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, shark, swordfish and king mackerel because of their higher mercury content. They strongly emphasized that this is very targeted advice and should not affect your seafood eating patterns because these specific fish are not popular in the U.S market and are subsequently rarely consumed on a regular basis.
In short, their message is that consuming the seafood offered in the U.S. marketplace while pregnant is a responsible choice to help further your own personal health as well as the developmental health of your unborn child!
Now is time for you to eat more seafood! Please use our Sea Port Go Blue! Plate Choose My Seafood for Sustainability® as your guide for choosing to eat a vast variety of seafood at the proper weekly frequencies. By doing so you will advance the health of you and your unborn baby while also supporting sustainable seafood that will benefit all future mothers and their children.
David Glaubke – Director of Sustainability Initiatives