Get Sustainable Seafood Facts While on the Go—NOAA Presents for Mobile Devices


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October is National Seafood Month and across the country markets and restaurants are serving up delicious seafood choices from sustainable U.S. fisheries. Recently, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that consumers can now access—a national database on sustainable seafood—anytime, anywhere, and on any device. FishWatch provides data on the status of some of our nation’s most valuable marine and farmed fish that help meet our country’s growing demands for seafood. It profiles more than 100 marine species managed in our federal waters.

FishWatch is a tool that seafood lovers can use to better understand how U.S. seafood is responsibly harvested and grown under a strong monitoring, management, and enforcement regime that works to keep the marine environment healthy, fish populations thriving, and our seafood industry on the job.

The United States is a global leader in responsibly managed fisheries and sustainable seafood. Our fisheries are also big business. They provide jobs and recreation and keep our coastal communities vibrant. In 2013, U.S. fishermen landed 9.9 billion pounds of fish and shellfish worth $5.5 billion—that’s an increase of 245 million pounds and an additional $388 million compared to 2012.

Dig into and stay tuned for more to come on during National Seafood Month. Follow NOAA Fisheries on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Last updated: 2015-10-22 09:22

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