Stronger America Through Seafood (SATS) Hosts Fly-In to Advocate for Legislation to Support the Expansion of U.S. Offshore Aquaculture

As demand for sustainable protein rises, aquaculture, which is one of the most sustainable forms of protein production today, has become the fastest growing food production sector globally – producing half of the seafood consumed worldwide. But inefficient federal permitting processes and a lack of regulatory certainty in the U.S. has hindered growth of America’s aquaculture industry. As a result, the U.S. ranks only 17th in aquaculture production with the U.S. aquaculture market valued at $1.5 billion – only 0.6% of the $263 billion global aquaculture market. The U.S. imports up to 80% of its seafood – mainly from Asia and Europe.