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Eat More Fish 2022 Program Resources Available

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If you are hungry to learn how incorporating more fish into your meals can support a healthy lifestyle, you're in the right place. Eat More Fish 2022 is a free Virginia Cooperative Extension webinar series to explore the science behind the benefits of including more fish in our diets, the status of the seafood industry in Virginia, and how to safely and deliciously prepare fish at home. Recordings and resources from the four summer sessions are available below.

Know your Virginia seafood

Week 1 - June 29th

  • History, important species, and the economic role of seafood in Virginia
  • Consumer preferences - what people are looking for when buying seafood
  • Why eat fish? (Part I) - discuss the health benefits of seafood and the latest American Dietary Guidelines

Fish: Healthy, lean protein

Week 2 - July 6th

  • Why eat fish? (Part II) - health benefits associated with the Mediterranean diet
  • Buying fresh seafood - the do's and don'ts of purchasing seafood from grocery stores and markets
  • Tools and methods for filleting fish such as catfish and bluegills

Cooking and handling fish

Week 3 - July 13th

  • Cooking with fish (Part I) - Easy recipes for preparing meals with fish
  • Handling fish and ensuring quality and food safety

Fish: The delish dish

Week 4 - July 20th

  • Cooking with fish (Part II) - Easy recipes for preparing meals with fish
  • Know your seafood (interactive presentation) - attendees can test their knowledge during an interactive presentation with questions and discussion

Additional resources


  • The Joy of Seafood by Barton Seaver
    200 Best Canned Fish and Seafood Recipes, by Susan Sampson
  • On Food and Cooking the science and lore of the kitchen – by Harold McGee
  • Hook, Line and Supper by Hank Shaw
  • The Complete Cook’s Country TV Show Cookbook America’s Test Kitchen
  • (Magazine) Virginia Wildlife March/April 2022 Vol.83, NO.2


  • Cook Wild Kentucky Oven Fried Fish Fillets – University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension -
  • 15 Minute Foil Baked Garlic Butter White Fish (tilapia) - Reynolds Wrap Brand,


  • Icing Your Catch - Video about strategies to properly icing fish during transport home and storage to preserve its quality and safety

For more information or to access presentation materials, contact speakers and organizers at the email(s) below.

This program is presented by Virginia Cooperative ExtensionVirginia State UniversityVirginia TechVirginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center, and the Virginia Marine Products Board.

Eat More Virginia Seafood Speakers and Team:

David Crosby
Fish Health Specialist Aquaculture Program, Virginia State University
Katheryn Parraga-Estrada
Extension Specialist - Muscle Food Safety - Virginia Seafood AREC
Susan P. Prillaman
Extension Agent - Family and Consumer Sciences - Food, Nutrition, and Health, Virginia Cooperative Extension

Jonathan van Senten
Assistant Director, Virginia Seafood AREC; Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Mike Hutt
Executive Director, Virginia Marine Products Board
Cynthia Gregg
Unit Coordinator, Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources Animal Science

Keri Rouse
Communications Associate - Virginia Cooperative Extension - Virginia Tech VSAREC