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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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Friday, February 03, 2017

Marine Aquaculture Story Map


Seafood for the Future Map Helps Users Explore Marine Aquaculture in California and the U.S.

Have you ever wondered where all the fish farms are located off the shores of 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. If you want to find out more about what it takes to farm seafood, which species are farmed in which areas, and more details, Seafood for the Future has created a new tool to help the public learn more.


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.