A BLUE REVOLUTION IN FOOD IS UNDERWAY
BLUE REVOLUTION IN FOOD IS HERE
NOT ALL FARMING BEGINS IN THE SOIL
There is a new farming revolution making waves and its called aquaculture
or farmed seafood.
On land, on shore and at sea, American farmers are 'getting salty' by growing healthy, nutritious & delicious seafood to feed the planet.
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YOU ARE PROBABLY
ALREADY EATING AQUACULTURE
MORE THAN HALF OF THE FISH + SHELLFISH
CONSUMED IN THE WORLD TODAY IS FARM RAISED
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WHAT IS AQUACULTURE?
Aquaculture — often referred to as fish farming — is the growing and harvesting of plants and animals in all types of water environments, including both freshwater and saltwater.
WHAT IS A SALTY FARMER?
Just like farmers that toil in the soil, aquaculture farmers have their hands full, tending to fish, shellfish, algae and other species in the water. Think of them as farmers who work the water instead of the soil.
And although not all aquaculture takes place in salt water, we figure that any farmer who is innovative and bold enough to be part of this blue revolution, must be a little 'salty' at heart.
AN AQUACULTURE FARM
In tanks, ponds, cages, raceways, pens, spheres, pools, and in the ocean, aquaculture farms are diverse and evolving.
Recirculating farms are found on land or in buildings, and usually fish are kept in large pools where the water is continuously cleaned and recirculated.
Open Ocean aquaculture takes place in our oceans and involves growing fish in pens, spheres or other containment in natural waters.
Like any kind of farming, no two look alike. And as innovations advance, our fish farms are becoming more and more modern.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO AQUACULTURE?
As a complement to wild harvest fisheries, aquaculture can help meet the growing demand for seafood, reduce our dependence on imports, provide American jobs, and help rebuild wild fish stocks. More farmed fish means that we don't have to rely on wild fisheries to feed our growing demand for seafood.
And as aquaculture becomes mainstream, it provides the opportunity for more convenience and cost effectiveness.
WHAT'S NEW? WHY NOW?
With advancements in aquaculture innovations and science, farming methods have become safer, more reliable, and healthier for humans and the environment.
New technology has also improved fish farming methods and created safer, more reliable farming.
Certification organizations have implemented strict standards in aquaculture. Working with farmers across the globe, these organizations ensure that farming methods are good for you and for the environment.
DID YOU KNOW:
AQUACULTURE is the FASTEST GROWING FORM of FOOD PRODUCTION in the WORLD
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Good Catch is a groundbreaking culinary series that follows America’s best chefs as they head out of the kitchen for a series of action-filled expeditions at sea and on the farm. It is the ultimate food adventure as our chefs brave the seas in search of the best, most sustainable seafood on earth.
Our hosts are a dozen of America's most charismatic and acclaimed chefs & the passionate fishermen and fish farmers who are working to sustain the world’s seafood reserves. Come along as we bring the catch of the day back to the restaurant where our chefs create succulent seafood dishes.
GOOD FOR THE PLANET
GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH
IS YOUR SEAFOOD CERtiFIED?
Certification ensures that fish farms have a positive environmental and social impact.
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WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
INNOVATIONS IN AQUACULTURE FEED ARE MAKING OUR FISH HEALTHIER - AND KEEPING AMERICAN SOY BEAN FARMERS BUSY
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