An excellent new short film, Perspectives on Marine Aquaculture in California and the U.S., produced by the Aquarium of the Pacific and its Seafood for the Future Program focuses on offshore marine aquaculture. A variety of prominent scientists and experts discuss the role for offshore marine aquaculture in the global food supply, as a conservation tool, the current state of marine aquaculture and the future of marine aquaculture in the United States and California.
Aquaculture is the production of marine and freshwater organisms under controlled conditions. This includes fish and shellfish for human consumption, sport fishing, backyard ponds, and release to enhance wild populations.
Finfish and shellfish farmed in the U.S. are loaded with benefits that will help you stay in shape and enjoy a longer, healthier life. The U.S. domestic aquaculture industry is committed to supplying consumers with consistent, high quality, safe products that are produced in an environmentally sound manner.
Fish and shellfish can be farmed using methods that do not harm the environment and that help meet the growing demand for seafood by supplementing wild harvests.
In the United States, harvesters carefully manage the resource. However, over 90% of the seafood consumed in the United States is imported, often from countries that do not have strict environmental and product safety standards.
To provide a unified national voice for aquaculture that ensures its sustainability, protects its profitability, and encourages its development in an environmentally responsible manner.