If you're a seafood fan like us, you'll be happy to hear that October is National Seafood Month. We will be highlighting sustainable (and delicious) U.S. seafood with new features, videos, and more. Follow along online using the tag #SeafoodMonth. Please start by digging into the seafood features below!
How Technology and America's Heartland Play Key Roles in a Healthy Seafood Diet
Fish farming--or aquaculture--is a winning situation. It's a win for the economy, a win for the consumer, and a win for the planet. Seafood farmers along the nation's coasts are growing fish to help feed a growing population in an environmentally responsible way. And America's heartland is a key player.
Did you know that seafood is trending online? Whether youâre slurping oysters at a raw bar or frying up flounder, sustainable U.S. seafood makes a statement across the countryâserving up photo-ready dishes and healthy protein for every plate.
Watch our new video to learn more about FishWatch and the seafood you love to eat.
National Seafood Month is a perfect time to highlight NOAAâs larger âBlue Economyâ initiative as an important guiding force for our seafood future. As a NOAA-wide initiative, the Blue Economy effort touches on many areas of the agency, and three of those areas are especially important for fisheries: continuing to maximize commercial and recreational fishing opportunities, giving greater attention and pursuing involvement in the arena of international seafood marketing and trade, and actively promoting and expanding marine aquaculture.
Canary rockfish are found between Punta Colnett, Baja California, and the Western Gulf of Alaska. Within this range, canary rockfish are most common off the coast of central Oregon. U.S. wild-caught canary rockfish is a smart seafood choice because it is sustainably managed and responsibly harvested under U.S. regulations.
As commercial fishermen sold their catch at the busy United Fishing Agency auction house in Honolulu, Hawaii, fish buyer Garrett Kitazaki noticed something curious about the opah changing hands: some had much bigger eyes, and their spots and color looked different.
Waters off the Northeastern United States are among the fastest warming and most studied in the worldâs ocean. Both abrupt and subtle changes caused by warming are evident in fishery stocks now.
Armed with decades of data and a strong appreciation of what climate change could mean for fisheries, Northeast Fisheries Science Center researchers are working with colleagues throughout the region to help navigate this rapidly evolving future.