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Looking Back on a Legacy of Seafood Sustainability

October 31, 2019

An interview with Laurel Bryant, Chief of External Affairs for NOAA Fisheries.

Pike Place Market

As we wrap up Seafood Month 2019, we’re talking to Laurel Bryant, Chief of External Affairs for NOAA Fisheries. Throughout her 25-year career at NOAA, she has championed the benefits of healthy seafood and supported strong partnerships across the seafood industry.


NOAA Fisheries Chief of External Affairs Laurel Bryant.

Sustainable seafood…it’s not something that you just achieve. It requires constant work, constant monitoring. It’s an ongoing journey, particularly when you’re dealing with wild capture fisheries in a dynamic ocean and a changing environment. There are a lot of environmental benefits that come from good fisheries management and getting consumers to understand that and appreciate it and really reward our fishermen at the marketplace is an important aspect of U.S. seafood.

— Laurel Bryant

Listen to her thoughts on U.S. fisheries management—before and after the Magnuson-Stevens Act—the future of sustainable seafood, and even her favorite salmon recipe.


Last updated by Office of Communications on February 17, 2021