• Fraud Blog

    Mislabeling Study Continues Trend of Headlines but Not Headway

    A recent study from researchers at UCLA and Loyola Marymount University checked the DNA of fish ordered at 26 L.A. sushi restaurants over four years and found that 47% of the sushi was mislabeled. ...

  • Health News Item

    Parasite Perspective

    A new article on CNN.com takes a slightly hyperbolic look at a type of tapeworm and where it might possibly be found. The hand wringing and cringe worthy details of a new study focus on uncooked salmo...

  • Fraud Blog

    Illegaler is not a word

    Lawmakers in New York state have passed a new law aimed at ensuring consumers know what they're buying when they purchase fish labeled "white tuna." The regulation requires any fish sold in a restaura...

  • Consumer Protection Blog

    Red Thai Curry with Salmon and Vegetables

    This is the sort of dinner that will make you look like a real pro in the kitchen, yet no one needs to know how easy it is to prepare. The combination of red curry paste and coconut milk is a magi...

  • Uncategorized Blog

    NFI’s 2017 Annual Chowder Party

    Kick-off the 2017 Seafood Expo North America Show with old friends and new. Join us to celebrate NFI's Annual Chowder Party to be held on Saturday, March 18th, at the beautiful Westin Boston Waterfron...

  • Health Blog

    Focus on the Facts When it Comes to Fukushima

    The latest reports from Oregon say “for the first time, seaborne radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear” accident has reached the West Coast.  More importantly, the same articles report that ...

  • Nutrition Blog

    Daily Dose of Distortion?

    The Daily Meal currently features a list on it's website advising pregnant women to avoid 8 specific foods and beverages. The article misleads readers to believe they should avoid fish if they’re pr...

  • Health Blog

    MSN Misses the Mark on Mercury

    MSN currently features a highly misleading article by Grant Stoddard of BestLife [“The 40 Unhealthiest Foods if You’re 40+”, November 19, 2016.) It peddles in dangerous falsehoods about tuna con...

  • Health Blog

    A mixed bag of reporting from the Washington Post

    The Washington Post features what it calls “A user’s guide to buying seafood” today. And they get… some of the story right. They’re spot on when they write: “Do you avoid seafood fo...

  • Nutrition Blog

    An Accurate Tilapia Tale

    Tilapia has a storied history as a healthy, affordable whitefish that has grown exponentially in popularity in recent years. But with its meteoric rise has come a torrent of misinformation. Even for a...

  • Health Blog

    Science Based Perspective on New Mercury Study

    Recent reporting on a new study published in Environmental Science & Technology suggests mercury levels in Atlantic bluefin tuna have decreased during a similar period of time when mercury levels ...

  • Nutrition Blog

    Just Say No to Nuanced Nutrition Messages

    There's a temptation among those who give nutrition advice almost as powerful as a freshly baked cupcake - lists.  Whether we call the categories eat this/not that, red/yellow/green, or the dirty doz...

  • Nutrition Blog

    Marketing the Mercury Myth: This Time on Shark Tank

    For years we’ve been telling you about how the Safe Catch company mantra feeds into the mercury fear-mongering nonsense that anti-tuna activists have been peddling for years.   And we’ve illustr...

  • Health Blog

    The Dr. Oz Misinformation Machine Turns to Farmed Salmon

    Dr. Oz has a shocking history of getting important nutrition and medical advice wrong. In fact, he even has the distinction of having been called on the carpet by Congress over his absurd prognosticat...

  • Consumer Protection Blog

    Wannabe Dr. Oz Stumbles Into Trade Story

    “Dr. Axe,” an aspiring Dr. Oz but one that lacks the actual MD, has now added his voice to an ongoing conversation about swai, a catfish-like species. Which likely leads you to ask… why? Perh...

Media Blog

    GG CCTV Screen GrabWhether it’s the tip of a hat for a job well done or a demand for correction keep up with NFI’s latest media work on the Media Blog from NFI's Vice President for Communications Gavin Gibbons.

Video Blog

    LynseeFowler1Lynsee Fowler is the Communications Manager for the National Fisheries Institute, where she hosts and produces all NFI videos. She holds a degree from James Madison University’s School of Media Arts and Design and is NFI’s lead on social media strategy. She’s featured in nearly 200 NFI videos and can also be found speaking on the record for the association in everything from trade press to the Washington Post.

Contributors

    Jennifer_Rima2 Jennifer McGuire (L), Rima Kleiner (R)
    Jennifer McGuire, MS, RD As a nutrition science translator, blogger, media critic, and new mom, I believe the most important nutrition advice I can give is to only take nut...rition advice from sound sources. I earned my Master of Science Degree in Nutrition Communication from Tufts University in Boston, MA and my undergraduate degree in Communication Studies from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. I am credentialed as a Registered Dietitian (RD) and belong to the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), as well as the Food and Culinary Professionals practice group of the AND. As a dietitian for the National Fisheries Institute, I work to help families enjoy seafood-rich diets. Fish and shellfish not only boost our brain and heart health, they can be fast, simple, and delicious. My favorite people to relish a good meal with are my husband, Lloyd, and infant son, Harris. Show Less Show More
    Rima Kleiner, MS, RD I am passionate about good food, cooking, and helping others prepare healthy and... tasty meals. Fish—packed with omega-3 fatty acids and protein—is a staple of those meals. In my role as a registered dietitian with the National Fisheries Institute, I track and translate the latest news on the nutritional benefits of seafood. My background includes degrees in Human Nutrition and Communications. I work with food and beverage groups, as well as individuals, teach nutrition to culinary students and create wellness programs for employers. I also often provide commentary for news media. When I am not cooking a healthy meal or running after my two young children, you can find me running, hiking or practicing yoga. Show Less Show More