Quality Seafood Comes From Healthy Fisheries
In coastal communities around the U.S., the most celebrated regional dishes often showcase seafood caught from nearby waters. Local cuisine is big business across the country. According to the National Restaurant Association, annual sales in the restaurant industry are close to $800 billion.
Americans also want to eat healthier by incorporating more seafood into their diets and support U.S. businesses by buying locally. With chefs and seafood consumers looking to put more fish on dinner plates, many are increasingly sourcing products from regional, small-scale fishermen who can deliver high-quality and sustainably-caught seafood.
Our partners, who represent the seafood suppliers, chefs, and Slow Food advocates working to provide responsible seafood options to consumers, understand that quality and affordable seafood can only come from healthy oceans and productive fisheries. Learn more about the sustainable seafood community and how these groups are promoting science-based management of fisheries and responsible seafood buying habits around the country.