5 Things You Should Know About Sustainable Seafood
In the United States, sustainable seafood is not only a possibility, it’s our priority. We are recognized as a global leader in sustainable seafood, because we rely on strong science, responsive management, and enforced compliance.
#ShowUsYourSeafood Challenge: Results Are In!
Staff at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center participated in a #ShowUsYourSeafood Challenge to help support NOAA Fisheries’ #EatSeafoodAmerica campaign. The competition was fierce. Judging was tough. These seven dishes rose above the rest.
Did you know that the United States is recognized as a global leader in sustainable seafood? U.S. fishermen and fish farmers operate under some of the most robust and transparent environmental standards in the world.
U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program to Include Shrimp and Abalone by December 31
By December 31, 2018, it will be mandatory for foreign shrimp products to be accompanied by harvest and landing data for shrimp and abalone imports entering the U.S.
NOAA has lifted its stay on shrimp and abalone in the U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program – known as SIMP. As required by Congress -- by December 31, 2018, it will be mandatory for foreign shrimp products to be accompanied by harvest and landing data and for importers to maintain chain of custody records for shrimp and abalone imports entering the U.S. The inclusion of shrimp – the largest US seafood import- and abalone in SIMP nearly doubles the volume and value of imported fish and fish products subject to its requirements, further leveling the playing field for U.S. fishermen, aquaculture producers, and seafood producers around the world who play by the rules.
Thermal Habitat Key for Northern Shrimp
During the past decade, ocean temperatures in the western Gulf of Maine have warmed. This warming is likely playing a role in keeping stock abundance for northern shrimp—a cold-water species—low.
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