As we welcome autumn, we also celebrate National Seafood Month. The United States is recognized as a global leader in sustainable seafood for both wild-caught and farmed species. U.S. fishermen and fish farmers operate under some of the most robust and transparent environmental standards in the world. NOAA Fisheries works to advance and export sustainable management practices internationally. We establish and maintain a level playing field for our fishermen and fish farmers, and maintain confidence in U.S. seafood products and access to the global marketplace.
Aquaculture plays a key role in sustainable seafood as well. Developing a domestic aquaculture industry is critical for the economic and environmental resiliency of our coastal communities and supply of sustainable seafood.
Sustainable seafood relies on strong science, responsive management, and enforced compliance. NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement enforces best stewardship practices over our ocean fisheries. They work with domestic and international partners to ensure a level playing field for those playing by the rules, combating IUU fishing and expanding compliance with ocean stewardship laws.
Join us all month long to celebrate sustainable seafood with new features, videos, podcasts, and more. There's a lot to celebrate because—aside from being scrumptious—seafood is good for you, good for the economy, and good for the planet! So dig into our seafood features below.
From Ocean to Plate: How the Longline Fishery Feeds Hawaii
Take a closer look at one pathway that popular Hawaiian seafood takes to get from the ocean onto your plate.
What Fish Stock Rebuilding Means to Communities
In this episode, we take a closer look at stock rebuilding—how it is done and what it means. We explore what is required of fishing communities and the people who make the decision that rebuilding is necessary.
How NOAA Fisheries Helps Get American Seafood into American Diets
A long-standing federal program presents a valuable opportunity to help American fisheries.
Climate Readiness: the Future of U.S. Fisheries
Supporting healthy, sustainable seafood and a robust seafood industry is a major priority for NOAA Fisheries. Hear from NOAA Fisheries leadership and members of the seafood community about climate readiness and plans for responding to a changing climate.
A Major Rebuilding Milestone: 50th Fish Stock Rebuilt
Snohomish coho salmon was declared overfished in 2018 and has now been rebuilt to a sustainable level, making it the 50th rebuilt fish stock under the Magnuson-Stevens Act.
Celebrating Oysters During Oyster Week
It's Oyster Week! We're celebrating by honoring one of our favorite shellfish October 16-20 with special features.
From Collapse to Sustainability: West Coast Groundfish Are Back
Learn about the decades-long effort to get West Coast groundfish back on our plates.
Working Towards Zero-Waste Seafood
In celebration of Seafood Month 2023, Conservation International Hawaiʻi and Chef Hui are hosting a series of dinners to promote zero-waste seafood in Hawaiʻi.
Raising the Bar(codes): New Dataset Will Help Fight Seafood Fraud and Protect Consumer Safety
DNA barcodes generated as a result of a collaborative project between the Food and Drug Administration, the Smithsonian, and NOAA's National Systemics Laboratory will help U.S. officials keep American seafood consumers safe and assure products are properly labeled.
How Teacher at Sea and Commercial Fisherwoman Germaine Thomas Celebrates Seafood
Whether on a boat or in a classroom, seafood is a big part of Germaine Thomas' life.
National Seafood Month 2023: Celebrating Past Successes, Preparing for Future Challenges
NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator Janet Coit reflects on the importance of supporting a resilient seafood sector in the United States.
Celebrating Aquaculture Week: Farming from Tide to Table
Join us for Aquaculture Week 2023 to learn how marine aquaculture—or farmed seafood—is vital for supporting our nation’s seafood production and year-round jobs, enhancing coastal resilience, and more.
7 Ways to Celebrate National Seafood Month
Temperatures are cooling, leaves are changing colors, and the smell of pumpkin spice fills the air—all signs of fall in the United States! This time of year is meaningful for many reasons. At NOAA Fisheries, it’s a time to celebrate seafood because October is National Seafood Month. Check out ways you and your family can savor the flavors—and health benefits—of seafood.
Sustainable Fisheries, Sustainable Seafood
Celebrating success in recovering our nation's fisheries.
Cheer for Seafood at Your Next Tailgate Party
This fall, get ready for the big game with these seafood tailgate ideas.