October is National Seafood Month, and a fitting time to celebrate that the United States is recognized as a global leader in sustainable seafood—both wild-caught and farmed. U.S. fishermen and fish farmers operate under some of the most robust and transparent environmental standards in the world.
Alaska Kelp Farming: A New Sustainable Seafood Opportunity
Watch how Alaskan kelp farmers are growing seaweed to help address the growing demand for seafood and seafood products.
Aquaculture as Agriculture
Aquaculture is the process of farming in the water. The U.S. has long been a world leader in agriculture and today U.S. aquaculture is rapidly growing. Seafood farmers grow some of the healthiest and most sustainable food we can eat.
Misperceptions About Aquaculture
Some of the highest quality fish species that you can consume may be farm raised. It all comes down to knowing your source, quality of feed, the way the animals are grown, and the environmental standards they're grown in.
Reeling to Rebuilding: Success for West Coast Fisheries
Watch the video below to how the West Coast groundfish fishery has evolved over time. Learn how the rebuilding process has been a team effort among scientists, managers, and fishermen.
Celebrate National Seafood Month
Check out this shout-out to Seafood Month 2019 by Rob Ruiz, a chef, restaurant owner, and FishWatch Partner in San Diego, California.
From Local Farm to Table: Our History of Sustainable Fish Production
Hawaiian fish ponds are part of a push to raise more fish and shellfish around the islands for cultural reasons, as well as to feed a hungry wave of tourists who visit each year. The locally-grown food promotes health and environmental responsibility.
New App Answers Aquaculture Siting Questions in Seconds
OceanReports is a new tool developed by NOAA's National Ocean Service and partners. Using the tool, aquaculture stakeholders—including seafood farmers, coastal managers and regulators, and environmental organizations—can rapidly assess marine environments for ocean farming suitability.
Tide to Table: The Rise of Ocean Farmers
Aquaculture, also known as farming in water, is the fastest growing food production system in the world. In the United States, aquaculture farmers raised and harvested more than 80 million pounds of seafood in coastal waters and the open ocean.
Now Comes the Hard Work: Rebuilding the Market for West Coast Groundfish
Innovation and determination pushes local rockfish back onto fish counters often dominated by imported fish.
Devastating Collapse of Groundfish Fishery Forces a More Sustainable Future
After the collapse of the groundfish fishery, fishermen remade the system to survive.
West Coast Fisheries "Comeback of the Century"
At San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf and beyond, sustainable rockfish returns to market and to dinner plates around the world.
Eat Your Way to a Healthier You, Me, Country, and Planet
Dr. Michael Rubino, Senior Advisor for Seafood Strategy at NOAA Fisheries, discusses why seafood is good for our health, nation, and planet.
The Surprising Story of Swordfish You May Not Know
Today’s North Atlantic swordfish stock is fully rebuilt and maintaining above-target population levels. But there’s work to be done to ensure management measures better support the fishing industry.