Frequently

Asked Questions

Seafood Questions

What are the health benefits of seafood?

The dietary guidelines for Americans recommend that everyone, including pregnant and breastfeeding women, increase the amount of seafood they eat to 2 to 3 servings each week for heart and brain benefits.

How much seafood should young children eat?

Young children should eat 2 servings of seafood each week in age-appropriate portions to match their calorie needs.

Can I get my Omega-3s from plant sources like flax seed?

Omega-3s from plant sources like flax seed (called ALA), while healthy, do not have the same benefits as the omega-3s found in fish (called EPA and DHA). Fish-based omega-3s are the most powerful at improving heart and brain health.

Can I include seafood in my gluten-free diet?

Seafood is naturally gluten-free. Sometimes gluten is added to products during processing. So, choose fish or shellfish without gluten seasonings, coating or breading.

Which is better for you: farm-raised or wild fish?

Studies show that, from a nutrition perspective, farm-raised and wild caught fish are essentially comparable. At least half of the fish Americans eat comes from aquaculture, which is an important complement to wild-catch for sustainability, affordability and availability reasons.

What is sustainable seafood?

Sustainable seafood comes from sources, whether fished or farmed, that can maintain or increase production into the long-term without jeopardizing the structure or function of affected ecosystems. The following areas are monitored for sustainability: species overfishing, catch methods, well-managed fishery, pollution in the environment, and the feed used.

Why is there mercury in fish and should I be concerned?

Mercury occurs naturally in the environment and is also released into the air and water through industrial pollution. Mercury in fresh and marine waters is converted into methylmercury, which is easily absorbed by animals as they feed and binds to fish protein. Over 90% of seafood consumed by Americans do not have a significant amount of mercury to cause any damage.

.

Where does our seafood come from?

Seafood consumed in the United States comes from a variety of sources including:

  • Imported seafood from all over the world
  • U.S. wild capture fisheries
  • U.S. aquaculture

Imported seafood is listed first because, of the total amount of seafood consumed in the United States, over 91% (by value) is imported from foreign countries – about half of that is produced by aquaculture.

Wholesale Questions

How do we find wholesale pricing for our restaurant?

To receive our most current pricing on your seafood needs, we need to hook you up with one of our Seafood Specialists. Please begin by casting an email our way from our Contact page or call us at 800.632.0580.

Retail & Lunch Counter Questions

Can we order online?

At this time, we do not have an online store for retail seafood or lunch orders.

Do you offer discounts to military and first responders?

Yes, we do. We are very proud of those who serve. To show our thanks, active military personnel, military veterans and first responders receive a 10% discount on lunch orders. Must show your I.D. before ordering.

Do you deliver or ship retail purchases?

We do not deliver or ship retail seafood items to residential customers. We only deliver to wholesale customers within the delivery routes listed on our Wholesale Seafood page.

Do you deliver lunch?

At this time, we don’t deliver items from our lunch menu. However, we are exploring services like Door Dash. If we do, we will make announcements in our Blog and throughout our social media.

How can I find out about your weekly retail specials?

Our weekly retail seafood specials run Thursdays to Wednesday. They are announced first to our Seafood Squad Email Club members first and then throughout our social media channels. Join our Seafood Squad Email Club and you’ll get our weekly specials right into your inbox. If you have questions about our specials, you can call our Retail Store directly at 407-447-6455.

Sources

Resources for FAQ Seafood Questions

FAQ Sources for Seafood Questions

Get Real About Seafood https://www.aboutseafood.com/seafood-pregnancy/
Sea Choice https://www.seachoice.org/info-centre/resources/
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/

Links

Additional Seafood Resources

  1. National Fisheries Institute https://www.aboutseafood.com/
  2. National Aquaculture Association http://thenaa.net/
  3. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services https://www.freshfromflorida.com/
  4. Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance https://capecodfishermen.org/
  5. US Food and Drug Administration https://www.fda.gov/
  6. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/
  7. New England Aquarium https://www.neaq.org/
  8. Seafood Health & Nutrition Facts https://www.seafoodhealthfacts.org/
  9. Allrecipes.com https://www.allrecipes.com/recipes/93/seafood/
  10. SeafoodSource.com https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/foodservice-retail
  11. Silliker https://www.merieuxnutrisciences.com/us/