Washington, D.C. – Stronger America Through Seafood (SATS) is calling on the U.S. Congress to support the expansion of essential aquaculture in the U.S. in order to establish a vibrant American seafood future that would benefit the American economy, industries and communities nationwide. Through a new industry campaign titled “Essential Aquaculture,” SATS aims to create a sense of urgency for Congress to act swiftly on aquaculture.
“As Congress debates ways to address the many pressing challenges we face, including economic recovery, food security and environmental challenges, aquaculture should be considered as one of the solutions,” said Margaret Henderson, Campaign Manager of SATS. “The expansion of American aquaculture is essential to the U.S. economy. Aquaculture can strengthen American communities by supporting new jobs and a diverse workforce in a post-pandemic world. Increased seafood production would also ensure families have a steady supply of affordable American-raised seafood produced sustainably with minimal impact on the environment, which is essential to climate and conservation efforts.”
Campaign materials, including a fact sheet, social media shareables and an infographic, will outline how essential aquaculture is a solution to some of the most pressing problems we face. SATS will call on Congress to facilitate the expansion of fish farming, including offshore, in U.S. federal waters, by clarifying aquaculture regulatory and management activities across federal agencies.
The fact sheet, below, outlines the main components of the Essential Aquaculture campaign. To view more campaign materials, click here.
About Stronger America Through Seafood
Stronger America Through Seafood (SATS) advocates for policies and regulations that help secure a stronger America through increased U.S. production of healthful, sustainable, and affordable seafood. Learn more at www.strongerthroughseafood.org.