Perspectives 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).
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.
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.
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.
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!
Eating crab during the holidays is a delicious and nutritious tradition. Unfortunately, due to high levels of domoic acid, a neurotoxic, found in Dungeness and rock crabs off of California, the California commercial and recreational crab fishing season has been delayed. Learn more about some in-season alternative crab options from responsibly-managed U.S. fisheries.
The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Seafood for the Future program invites you to capture your valentine’s heart - with seafood! Here are some reasons seafood should be part of your Valentine’s Day this year.