Did you know that seafood is trending online? Seafood is already recommended by experts as part of a healthy diet, and recent market research shows that seafood is being mentioned more and more on social media.
From dock to dish, our nation's seafood industry is big business. In 2016, U.S. commercial fishermen landed 9.6 billion pounds of seafood valued at $5.3 billion.
The U.S. seafood industry operates in a global marketplace. As both a major seafood importer and exporter, our nation works to align our domestic seafood capacity with global demand, and provide U.S. consumers with access to healthy, affordable seafood.
Managing fisheries sustainably and keeping fishermen on the job requires strong science, responsive management, and effective enforcement.