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. SFF is launching an interactive map featuring marine aquaculture projects throughout the country at seafoodforthefuture.org. The map will highlight the diversity of aquaculture projects in California and the nation, with clickable points of interest containing additional information, photos, and video.
SFF is also working with the Aquarium’s audio visual department on a short film called Perspectives on Marine Aquaculture featuring prominent scientists, experts, and business professionals with a stake in the development of marine aquaculture in California. The film delves into the need for marine aquaculture, management practices, and potential obstacles. Aquarium visitors can view the film daily in the Ocean Theater starting in October.
Storied Seafood is SFF’s series documenting the fishermen and farms working to provide environmentally responsible seafood using the best available science, technologies, and management. SFF will launch its Storied Seafood program at seafoodforthefuture.org in October by telling the story of the vaquita, the world’s most endangered marine mammal, through compelling photographs and images of the fishermen who are participating in the development and testing of fishing gear that will not harm the vaquita.
Learn more about sustainable seafood and how to make responsible seafood choices by visiting the newly redesigned SFF website at seafoodforthefuture.org. Follow SFF on Facebook for updates during National Seafood Month.