World Ocean Day 2020

June 09, 2020

World Ocean Day 2020


On World Ocean Day 2020 it is timely to highlight how finfish such as cod, haddock, salmon and hake are sold and consumed.  At most seafood counters, finfish are neatly arranged and sold filleted. 

Do you ever wonder what happens to the rest of the fish?

For perspective, every year roughly 8.5 billion pounds of finfish land in the United States. Only a small portion of finfish finds its way onto the plates of Americans.   When a finfish is filleted more than half the fish - from the nose to the tail, as well as the bones, remain.  Unlike with many other animal products, fish remains do not find their way into food products, but rather are mainly disposed of in landfills.  

Yes, millions of tons each year go into landfills.  This is both a waste challenge and a missed nutritional opportunity.

American consumption of seafood is about 4.8 ounces per week, significantly short of dietary guidelines, which recommend eating 8 ounces of seafood per week.  Seafood is a great source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, iodine, and minerals.  Numerous studies have shown that a diet with seafood improves cardiovascular and brain health, and reduces the risk of depression and autoimmune diseases.

Using locally sourced wild-caught finfish, Five Way Foods extracts value from the fish remains that would otherwise be headed to landfills.  We use the fish bones and other remains to create our Fish Bone Broth:  a nutrient-dense broth containing calcium, omega-3-fatty acids, protein, and natural iodine, with no saturated fat.   A perfect bone broth to make a stir fry, chowder, seafood stew, soup, or even drink as a beverage! 

We invite you to try this healthy broth today. 


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