Are Tuna Safe to Eat?

Posted on Monday, December 14, 2015

According to the Sea Grant article in OSU Extension Service’s newsletter, The Coast Ranger the answer is yes! Read More


FDA Response to Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Facility Incident

Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014

FDA is not advising consumers to alter their consumption of specific foods imported from Japan or domestically produced foods, including seafood.

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Eating Fish From The Pacific Ocean Won’t Turn You Into A Mutant

Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014

According to one particular blog entry making the rounds among some of her friends, all of a sudden every fish in the Pacific Ocean was dangerously contaminated with radiation from the leaky reactors at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.

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Pacific Fishing Fukushima Article

Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014

A leaking Japanese nuclear power complex once again has leaped into the headlines, igniting a public wildfire that will hurt your business. Trouble is, many of those headlines are just plain wrong.

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FDA Announcement on Seafood Safety and Radiation

Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014

Monitoring the risk of contamination to migratory fish. Juvenile North Pacific albacore tuna typically begin an annual transoceanic migration in the spring and early summer in waters off Japan, continue migrating throughout the late summer into inshore waters off the U.S. Pacific coast.

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2003 Morrissey Tuna Mercury Study

Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014

The mercury content in fish has been shown to vary widely depending on factors such as fish species, size, place in the food chain, and location of habitat. Additionally, little data have been published regarding mercury content in albacore tuna caught off the Pacific Coast of the United States. The purpose of this study was to undertake a more thorough analysis of mercury in a specific species of tuna captured in the Pacific troll-caught fishery.

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Mercury Content Study

Posted Thursday, March 6, 2014

Pacific albacore tuna during the 2006 season (July to October) were tested for total mercury concentration. The study mimicked a study completed during the 2003 season. Concerns of mercury concentrations in seafood has led to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommending pregnant women, women of child-bearing age, and young children avoid certain seafood.

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No Radiation Concerns Here!

Posted on February 17, 2014

Leading expert, Delvan Neville of Oregon State University, says “[The] highest level of radioactive contamination… found [in domestic fish] is more than 1,000 times lower than the point where the FDA would even think about whether or not they need to let people eat that food.”

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