• Federal Advisory Committee Urges Seafood Consumption, Supports Aquaculture

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    NOAA Releases Report on IUU Fishing

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    When Estimating Fish Populations, Seeing is Believing

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    Marine Aquaculture in the U.S.

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    Get To Know Your Seafood

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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

Aquaculture is increasingly recognized for its role in providing safe, sustainable seafood, contributing to commercial and recreational fisheries, and supporting healthy ocean populations and ecosystems. NOAA experts have made tremendous contributions in this field, excelling in every aspect of the science and research – from hatchery systems and technology development to stock enhancement and habitat restoration techniques. Recent coverage highlights NOAA research into advances in U.S. net-pen aquaculture and success recovering endangered Snake River sockeye salmon populations.

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