Edible farm-raised aquatic products, like their wild counterparts, are naturally low in saturated fats, cholesterol and calories and high in protein, vitamins and minerals. They contain omega-3 fatty acids. Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids contributes to the prevention of heart disease, dementia and lowering blood pressure. Studies have also shown that eating fish twice or more times per week can contribute to a person’s feeling of happiness and help ward off depression.
Concerns have been expressed about chemicals and antibiotics used to prevent disease and promote growth in farm-raising aquatic products. To address these concerns, the industry is monitored and regulated by a number of government agencies, including the Bahamas Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, to reduce the potential for abuse
of these additives. In addition, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration provide federal oversight on the harvesting, processing, and distribution .