Monday, April 10, 2017Perspectives on Marine Aquaculture in California and the U.S. is a short film produced by the Aquarium of the Pacific and its Seafood for the Future program that features prominent scientists and experts on the topic of marine aquaculture in California and the U.S. In this film the experts discuss marine aquaculture’s role in the global food supply and as a conservation tool, the state of domestic marine aquaculture, and the future of marine aquaculture in the U.S. and California. Experts featured are: Steven D. Gaines, PhD (Bren School of Environmental Science and Management); Peter Kareiva, PhD (UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability); Don Kent, (Hubbs SeaWorld Research Institute); Sam King (King’s Seafood Company); Paul Olin, PhD (California Sea Grant, Scripps Institution of Oceanography); Michael B. Rust, PhD (NOAA Fisheries Office of Aquaculture); and Christy Walton (Cuna Del Mar).
Friday, February 03, 2017
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
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
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.
Friday, December 02, 2016
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.