Establishing a National Campaign to Promote Seafood
We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to help Americans embrace the vital benefits of seafood for our economy, American jobs, public health and our environment through a National Seafood Marketing Campaign.
Sign-Up to lend your voice to our effort to fund a National Seafood Campaign.
This effort is made possible by the National Seafood Council Task Force, a group of passionate seafood companies representing all sizes and points along the supply chain that is working together to secure federal funding for a National Seafood Council to conduct the most comprehensive National Seafood Marketing Campaign in our industry’s history.
“As John F. Kennedy stated during his remarks at the America’s Cup Dinner on September 14, 1962 ‘It is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins, the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean.’
Now, more than ever before, we need to commit ourselves to the opportunity that the ocean provides for growing and harvesting delicious and sustainable protein sources that are as good for human consumption as they are good for the environment.”
- Greg Silkes,
American Mussel Harvesters
North Kingstown, RI
“Seafood is nature's naturally healthy protein source and has been found essential for maintaining brain health, especially for students. Seafood also contains omega-3 fatty acids crucial for cognitive function, memory retention, and focus—all critical for academic success. We need Congressional help to amplify the benefits of seafood consumption in America and to include more seafood in school lunch programs, students can improve their health and academic performance, leading them to a successful future.”
- Bill Hueffner
"For generations, seafood has served as an economic engine and cultural staple of communities around the country. With a new wave of challenges, it’s more important than ever that Congress give seafood the boost it deserves and empower the next generation of fishermen, processors, and seafood workers.”
- Mark Frisch,
Beaver Street Fisheries
"Children of moms who ate seafood when pregnant think better, and see better. Seafood nutrients are the keys to proper neural development, including the brain and the eye."
- Dr. Tom Brenna, Ph.D.,
Chair of Seafood Nutrition Partnership’s Scientific Nutrition Advisory Council
We urgently need to educate all Americans about the public health benefits of consuming fish and seafood at least twice a week per the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Funding a National Seafood Promotion Campaign is an urgent public health imperative.
- Dr. Susan Carlson
Seafood Nutrition Partnership’s Scientific Nutrition Advisory Council