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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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Thursday, January 05, 2017

Eating More Sustainably in 2017, Part 2


Minimizing Seafood Waste at the Consumer Level

Approximately 40 percent of the food in the American food supply is wasted. The gaps through which we lose food can be located anywhere along the supply chain, from crop harvesting to underutilizing edible food parts, to leftover dinners tossed in the garbage. Research suggests that the amount of seafood waste is even higher, at up to 47 percent. More than half of the seafood wasted is at the consumer level, suggesting that if we consumers make small changes in the way we buy and prepare seafood, we can decrease the amount of seafood lost.


Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Eating More Sustainably in 2017, Part 1


How Seafood is Going to Feed the World

The world population is expected to reach nearly 10 billion by 2050. In order to accommodate all the extra mouths to feed, food calorie production needs to increase by about 70 percent. We must find a way to meet the growing demand for food while contending with climate change and drought conditions and also addressing poverty and hunger. There are viable ways to increase food output without putting additional strain on our current resources.

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Friday, December 02, 2016

Seafood for the Holidays


The holidays are upon us, which means it’s time to loosen our belts and get ready for large holiday feasts. It’s a great time to flex your seafood palate. There are plenty of reasons to eat more seafood. It is among the healthiest proteins on the planet! Research has shown that eating more seafood is good for your health. Seafood can also be produced with fewer environmental impacts compared to beef, pork, and chicken. Here are some environmentally responsible seafood options to add a healthy dose of protein and Omega-3s to your holiday spread.