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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

Did you ever stop to think about how much seafood Americans eat in a year? The U.S. is the world’s third largest consumer of seafood after China and Japan. Americans consumed 4.6 billion pounds of seafood in 2013, which works out to approximately 14.5 pounds of fish and shellfish per person.

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Science Behind Seafood

Science Behind Seafood

Looking for information on the shellfish aquaculture permit process in the United States? As part of the National Shellfish Initiative, the Interagency Working Group on Aquaculture recently released a guide to help shellfish farmers understand the main types of leases, permits, or other forms of authorization needed for a commercial shellfish farm. In addition, the guide includes links to information on state and regional requirements for growing shellfish.

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