Savoring Seafood: National Seafood Month 2020


October 01, 2020

October is National Seafood Month. Learn how the United States is recognized as a global leader in sustainable seafood—both wild-caught and farmed.

Shrimp, scallop, and fish dish. Credit: iStock

Did you know that the United States is recognized as a global leader in sustainable seafood? This includes both wild-caught and farmed. U.S. fishermen and fish farmers operate under some of the most robust and transparent environmental standards in the world.

The recipe for sustainable seafood includes strong science, responsive management, and enforced compliance. This National Seafood Month, learn how we work to:

  • Advance and export sustainable management practices internationally
  • Establish and maintain a level playing field for our fishermen and fish farmers
  • Maintain confidence in U.S. seafood products and access to the global marketplace

Visit FishWatch—the nation’s database for sustainable seafood—to get up-to-date information on the science, status, and management of U.S. seafood.

Seafood Features

Behind the Scenes of the Most Consumed Seafood

Learn about the robust and transparent environmental standards that make U.S. seafood sustainable.

Learn more about the most consumed seafood

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Celebrating Aquaculture Week 2020

Learn how marine aquaculture—or farmed seafood—is vital for supporting our nation’s seafood production, providing year-round jobs, rebuilding protected species and habitats, and enhancing coastal resilience.

Learn more about aquaculture


Seafood: A Fare for Every Palate

With seafood, you can get the nutrients you need in the flavors you love.

Learn more about the diverse flavors seafood offers

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6 Reasons to Add Seafood to Your Menu

Thinking about adding fish and shellfish to your weekly menu? Check out six reasons to eat more seafood.

Learn reasons to add seafood to your menu


Eat Seafood, America!

Want to eat more seafood but don’t know where to start? FishWatch arms you with the facts about what makes U.S. seafood sustainable—from the ocean or farm to your plate. Get up-to-date information on the status of some of the United States’ harvested marine fish as well as farmed fish, and learn more about various aspects of U.S. seafood.

Learn more about the Eat Seafood, America! campaign

Photo by Cody Berg on Unsplash

Seafood dish. Credit: Shutterstock.
Article Source: NOAA.gov

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