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Friday, February 03, 2017

Marine Aquaculture Story Map

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.

Sustainability

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Eating More Sustainably in 2017, Part 2

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.

Sustainability

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Eating More Sustainably in 2017, Part 1

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.

Local Seafood

Friday, December 02, 2016

Seafood for the Holidays

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.

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

The World’s Smallest Marine Mammal Faces Extinction 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

Recipes | Sustainability

Thursday, February 04, 2016

10 Chowder recipes to try for National Clam Chowder Day!

10 Chowder recipes to try for National Clam Chowder Day! February 25th is National Clam Chowder Day! Celebrate this winter holiday with a steaming cup or bowl of this wonderful traditional dish. We have compiled some of our favorites to help you choose the perfect recipe to try out for the holiday.

Health | Local Seafood | Recipes

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Treat your Sweetheart to Heart-Healthy Seafood this Valentine’s Day!

Treat your Sweetheart to Heart-Healthy Seafood this Valentine’s Day! Whether you decide to make your Valentine’s Day dinner simple yet delicious or fancy and decadent, make sure to treat your sweetheart to an extra special and heart-healthy meal by incorporating seafood!

Health | Sustainability

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

A New Year for Seafood - How Fish Fits into the Top Food Trends for 2016

A New Year for Seafood - How Fish Fits into the Top Food Trends for 2016 Consumers’ food interests and priorities are ever-evolving, especially with improvements in technology and changes in the economy, environment, and our social connectivity. We have compiled the top 12 food trends for 2016, released by market research firm Mintel, and how a seafood-rich diet can fit in!

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