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National Seafood Month in U.S.
By Joanna Lentini, October 4, 2017 @ 12:54 PM (EST)
Source: NOAA

Apparently, the month of October is “Seafood Month” in the U.S.—and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is celebrating. According to NOAA, “the United States is recognized as a global leader in sustainable seafood thanks to a rigorous science-based fisheries management process.” What does that mean? Well, they go on to explain the process is held to 10 standards of sustainability via the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, claiming the standards exceed international standards in terms of ecolabeling. 

The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act has been striving to “prevent overfishing, rebuild overfished stocks, increase long-term economic and social benefits, and ensure a safe and sustainable supply of seafood” for the past 40 years. On NOAA’s website, they assert “overfishing and overfished numbers remained near all-time lows in 2016.”

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