Murkowski encourages fish diet for pregnant women

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Sen. Lisa Murkowski has an important message for pregnant women: "eat more fish."
Murkowski spoke at a Capitol Hill event Wednesday where she touted a recently released FDA report that shows pregnant women should be eating more fish. The report analyzes the benefit of Omega-3 fatty acids and the risk of mercury.
Murkowski says certain fish like salmon can benefit a developing brain.
"I've always said the people in Alaska were always smart and bright and articulate and I'm convinced it's because of the quantities of seafood," said Murkowski. 
The Consumers Union says while Omega-3 consumption has benefits, it still advises pregnant women to avoid all forms of tuna, swordfish, king mackerel and shark.

By:  Jason Moore