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Seafood for the Future is dedicated to protecting the environment by using the best available information on the science, management, and technologies for seafood production to promote a stable supply of healthful seafood to a growing population while conserving working waterfronts and local fishing communities. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about seafood choices that support the health of the environment, people, and the global food supply.

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Local Fishermen | Local Seafood | Sustainability

Monday, July 25, 2016

Whale Entanglements in California

How fishermen and state, federal, and nongovernmental agencies are working together to address this complex issue

While whale entanglements are not new to California, over the past few years entanglements have increased significantly, with 2015 seeing the highest number of recorded incidents according to NOAA Fisheries. Collaborative efforts that include fishermen, scientists, fishery managers, and conservation organizations are underway to address this complex issue.

Sustainability

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

The World’s Smallest Marine Mammal Faces Extinction

/images/seafoodfuture/lookin_MG_2272.jpg The vaquita is the smallest cetacean (whale, dolphin, or porpoise) on the planet. Found only in the northern part of the Gulf of California, Mexico, the vaquita porpoise is the world’s most endangered marine mammal. Only about sixty vaquitas remain, according to a report by the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita (CIRVA) that was presented recently to Mexico’s Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources and the governor of Baja California. This represents a decline of more than 92 percent since 1997. Unless Mexico extends the gillnet ban enacted in 2015 and enforces regulations to stop illegal fishing, the vaquita will be driven to extinction within five years, according to CIRVA.

Local Seafood | Sustainability

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Fish Story: Making the Case for Marine Aquaculture in California

Dr. Jerry Schubel, president of the Aquarium of the Pacific, presents “Fish Story”, a short film about the potential of offshore marine aquaculture in the United States and its implications for ocean conservation.

Fish Story screen shot