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Seafood for the Future

Hog Island algae on mudflats


September 23, 2019

Aquarium to Support Research on Policy Barriers for Responsible Marine Aquaculture

Marine aquaculture is the practice of farming seafood products, including finfish, shellfish, and seaweed, in the ocean.

Through its Seafood for the Future program, the Aquarium will participate in a two-year research project to assess how changing policies and fisheries conditions in the United States may have supported or hindered development of this industry.

Series clapboard with Aquarium and Seafood for the Future logos with farmer John Finger and Sarah Newkirk in the background. 900x600 gallery


October 12, 2018

New Video Series Highlights Sustainable Farmed Seafood

A new video series created by the Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future program with other partners features chefs, farmers, and scientists who discuss aquaculture and demystify selecting, cooking, and enjoying seafood.


April 10, 2017

New Aquarium Film Examines Farmed Seafood in the U.S.

The Aquarium has completed a new film produced in partnership with its Seafood for the Future program titled Perspectives on Marine Aquaculture in California and the U.S. A screening will be held on May 25 at the Aquarium.

Marine Aquaculture Story Map logo with divers and mesh


February 3, 2017

Explore Marine Aquaculture in California and the U.S.

Marine aquaculture is the farming of fish and other seafood in ocean waters. This industry is likely to play an increasing role in our future food system in this country and around the world. Seafood for the Future has created a tool to help the public learn more.

Fishermen fixing a Turtle Excluder Device


September 29, 2016

Storied Seafood Documents Mexican Fishermen Working to Save the Vaquita

The new series by the Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future project includes a photography exhibit and website.



August 26, 2016

Fall Features Sustainable Seafood Celebrations

Fall is an important time of year for sustainable seafood efforts, with National Aquaculture Week taking place September 26 to 30 and National Seafood Month in October. Seafood for the Future (SFF), the Aquarium’s sustainable seafood program, is celebrating with several new projects.

Vaquita Swimming


October 29, 2015

SFF Conducts Outreach on Vaquita Conservation

With fewer than 100 individuals remaining, the vaquita is the most endangered marine mammal in the world. It faces threats from the fishing industry.

Rockfish Seafood for the Future


October 1, 2015

3 Expert Tips for Selecting Sustainable Seafood

October is National Seafood Month. The Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future program has compiled these guidelines for consumers when shopping for seafood.