We recently released our National Seafood Strategy, which underscores NOAA's strong commitment to seafood sector resilience and aligns with the Biden-Harris administration's goals for economic recovery, environmental sustainability, and climate resilience. The strategy responds to the unprecedented challenges facing the U.S. seafood industry, including climate change.
On this episode, we hear from NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator Janet Coit, about climate readiness, what it means to be climate-ready, and how NOAA is planning and responding to a changing climate. We also get insights from some of NOAA Fisheries' leadership—Dr. Jon Hare, the director of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Mike Pentony, the administrator of the Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, and Dr. Rick Spinrad, the head of NOAA. The discussion centers around how we can work with partners to increase the resiliency and competitiveness of U.S. seafood.
We also hear from members of various sectors of the seafood community, including technology startups, ocean engineering companies, commercial fishing, aquaculture, and more. They share their experiences and concerns about an uncertain future and what they would like to see addressed relating to new technology and tools, more accessible information, and regulation.