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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.

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Sustainability Facts

Ever think about where your farmed seafood comes from? Buying farmed seafood grown in the United States is good for you and good for the country. From a seafood safety standpoint, the United States has some of the strictest environmental and food safety rules and regulations found anywhere in the world. Buying U.S.-grown farmed fish and shellfish guarantees that your seafood meets rigorous state and federal standards and supports American jobs.

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Science Behind Seafood

Science Behind Seafood

Ever heard of the Pribilof Canyon? Maybe not, but this undersea canyon in the Bering Sea off Alaska is well known to scientists. With its high biodiversity, the canyon is home to a number of valuable fisheries like salmon, king crab, and Alaska pollock. There are concerns about the impacts of fishing on deep sea corals in the area and how that could threaten the health of this important ecosystem. NOAA Fisheries scientists and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council are working together to determine how to best protect this sensitive habitat to ensure a healthy future for the ecosystem.

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