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FishWatch Site Gives Consumers Seafood Facts

The insatiable American appetite for seafood is dwarfed only by their hunger to know which fish is safe to eat and what menu choice won’t hurt the environment. A new w eb site – FishWatch.NOAA.gov – developed by the federal fishery scientists and managers at National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is designed to answer these questions and more.








The insatiable American appetite for seafood is dwarfed only by their hunger to know which fish is safe to eat and what menu choice won’t hurt the environment. A new w eb site – FishWatch.NOAA.gov – developed by the federal fishery scientists and managers at National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is designed to answer these questions and more.??FishWatch is designed to help users identify the status of fishery stocks and understand the management and science requirements involved with building and maintaining sustainable fisheries. A critical element of National Marine Fisheries Service’s (NMFS) mission is to make fisheries data and information available to all its audiences, including seafood consumers. FishWatch provides consumers with relevant, factual data to assist in decisions about sustainable seafood. This data is taken from a variety of NOAA sources, including stock assessments, fisheries surveys, fisheries management plans and amendments, environmental analyses, and cooperative research. These sources were selected to ensure that the information on FishWatch is the most timely and accurate information available on ?U.S. fisheries.
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