Wednesday, September 4, 2013

NOAA FIsheries, September 8

Fish Facts

Ever wonder what seafood is sustainable – or how that is determined? What's the scoop on farmed fish? Are there species you should avoid? How are our fish populations doing?

Stop by the Green Tent this Sunday for answers to these questions and more. A NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Fisheries representative will be on hand to talk about how the federal agency works to ensure that commercial and recreational fishing in U.S. waters is sustainable. Learn about FIshWatch, a NOAA Fisheries website that provides easy-to-understand science-based facts to help consumers make smart sustainable seafood choices. 

Through sound science and by working with stakeholders, the Agency implements regulations to keep fish stocks healthy, maintain productive marine ecosystems, support jobs and recreational opportunities, and provide reliable sources of sustainably harvested seafood for U.S. consumers. 

On the west coast, NOAA Fisheries implements management plans for species such as tuna, swordfish, sardine, groundfish, and salmon, and administers the U.S. Dolphin-Safe Tuna Tracking & Verification Program. For more information visit

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