ABSTRACT

Finfishes offer the most exciting and potentially profitable sources of marine nutraceuticals. The nutraceutical market offers significant opportunity to seafood producers. The COVID-19 pandemic has ignited, or perhaps accelerated, a trend toward consumers taking some health matters and questions into their own hands. The frightening over-crowding of hospitals, the unconscionable stress on health care providers, and the risks of going anywhere and doing anything certainly contribute to this. Omega-3 fatty acids are the most well-known and well-studied fish-based nutraceuticals. Inflammation is how the immune system fights infection and treats injuries. Chronic inflammation is associated with serious disorders, such as obesity, diabetes, depression, and heart disease, but reducing inflammation can help treat symptoms of these disorders.