Soy Aquaculture Alliance and the United Soybean Board
The new video entitled, “The Working Waterfront,” presents the current status of aquaculture in the United States. Viewers visit farms raising catfish in Alabama, salmon in Washington state, and oysters and mussels in Maine. The farmers describe their commitment to environmental responsibility, economic benefits to their communities, and producing locally grown, high quality products. They also discuss challenges to growing a robust U.S.-based aquaculture community. Over 90% of the seafood Americans eat is imported from overseas, and half of that amount is from foreign aquaculture. The United States has ample coastlines, infrastructure, and research and development capability to produce all of the seafood it requires in an environmentally sound manner. Regulatory constraints, complex regulations and a lack of security of tenure in federal waters, has severely constrained farm creation and expansion. The video was funded by the Soy Aquaculture Alliance and the United Soybean Board.
Video source: Soy Aquaculture Alliance and the United Soybean Board