Report: Eating Fish is Bad for the Environment

A Scripted Freelance Writer Writing Sample

A new report is pitting environmentalists against dietitians. The report, published today, says that we are depleting the fish population for dietary guidelines that are…well…a bit "fishy." The benefits of eating fish have long been known. Fish is a low fat source of protein It is also abundant in Omega 3 fatty acids, which has been proven to lower heart disease risks, as well as provide other health benefits. Or so "they" say. A team of Canadian scientists is saying something totally different and stirring up controversy. Their report, titled, 'Are dietary recommendations for the use of fish oils sustainable?' states that, though the evidence for the benefits of fish are not conclusive, the fish population is being decimated. This could have grave environmental consequences. Authors of the study, Dr. David Jenkins of St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto and Ussif Rashid Sumaila, acting director of the fisheries centre at UBC , analyzed the current dietary guidelines for the requirement of eating at least 2 servings of fish per day. Though they concede that there is some evidence to support the "heart healthy" benefits of eating fish, they say that there is also evidence that fish eaters lead healthier lives. This area has not been adequately explored, say the authors. In the meantime, the required daily servings of fish are being depleted. "The public has the impression," Sumaila told CBC News, "that there are plenty of fish in the sea—but that's not the case." According to The Globe and Mail: Dr. Jenkins said a way to settle the question of nutritional benefits would be to conduct studies to see "whether just going for a walk and eating less saturated fat" would lead to the same health improvements as eating fish. The researchers hope that people take their report seriously and cut down on eating fish. Sumaila worries that, if the consumption of fish continues at this rate, wild fish could face extinction. The report is published in today's Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Subscribe for the latest in Content Marketing & Freelance Writing!


Christine M Last online 13 days

Green, Ohio, United States

Customer Ratings 11
40 Customer Favorites
100% Followed Guidelines
Power your marketing with great writing. – Start your 30-day free trial today! Start Free Trial

While you're here, have you tried Scripted lately?

Used to be a member, but moved on? Heard of it, but never signed up? The current iteration of Scripted will amaze you! Streamline your content writing efforts and build your own team of high-quality writers. It's all you need for content writing. Try it free today and meet your next favorite writer or writers!

Scripted’s talented community of freelance writers have a variety of expertise and specialties. While many of our customers hire writers to execute their content marketing strategy, our writers deliver high-quality content in many formats. You can find content writers, blog writers, ghostwriters, and SEO writers all with experience in your niche.

Other content marketing examples from Christine M

Identifying Good Vs. Bad Cholesterol

Cholesterol has gotten a bad rap in recent years. True, around 50 million Americans suffer from h... Read More

Diets Don't Work, Lifestyle Change Does, Researchers Say

An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, published online on August 21, con... Read More