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    Marine Aquaculture in the U.S.

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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

What does NOAA do to track the health of mussels and oysters in the United States? Recently, NOAA released the first-ever long-term report on the national distribution of parasites and disease in mussels and oysters. Using data gathered between 1995 and 2009, the report provides a new baseline data set for coastal resource managers. The report found that the occurrence and severity of disease and parasite infections was generally low nationwide during that time.

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