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The U.S.—A Leader in Sustainable Seafood


The United States is a recognized global leader in responsibly managed fisheries, aquaculture, and sustainable seafood. From Alaska to Maine to Texas, U.S. seafood is responsibly harvested and grown under a strong monitoring, management, and enforcement regime that works to keep the marine environment healthy, fish populations thriving, and our seafood industry on the job. Helping everyone—from chefs to consumers—understand sustainable seafood is important. Through FishWatch, we provide easy-to-understand facts about the science and management behind U.S. seafood and tips on how to make educated seafood choices.

Sustainability Facts

Aquaculture—also known as seafood farming—supplies half of the seafood eaten globally. And while experience, technology, and regulation have led to sustainability at home and elsewhere, myths and misperceptions persist. Our 10 Myths about Marine Aquaculture can put you on the path to enjoying the benefits of farmed seafood.

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Science Behind Seafood

Science Behind Seafood

Healthy fish habitats are critical to fisheries and the seafood they produce. In the United States, roads and transportation infrastructure are critical to the nation’s economy. This infrastructure and related construction can have a variety of impacts on fish habitat by stirring up sediments that can irritate a fish’s gills, smother eggs, or prevent typical migration patterns. In the Northeast United States, NOAA Fisheries is coordinating with the Federal Highway Administration to develop consistent guidelines to help minimize these environmental impacts and protect fish habitats, and that’s good news for fish and the seafood industry.

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