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    Atlantic Bluefin Tuna: Stock Assessment Says...

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    Marine Aquaculture in the U.S.

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    Catching Your Own Seafood

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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

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

You’ve probably never eaten butterfish, but they are a favorite meal for tuna and other valuable marine species. This small, silvery fish species lives off the coast of the Northeast United States. The most recent stock assessment found that the butterfish stock has been rebuilt, which is good news for fishermen. While there’s not currently much a seafood market for this fish, seafood companies are currently working to develop new markets for the fish in the United States and Japan.

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