There’s an opportunity to expand the U.S. market for farmed seafood if the aquaculture industry were to more widely adopt humane production practices, according to a study by Changing Tastes and Datassential.
Aquaculture has a great story to tell. The industry creates healthful products with economic benefits and does so with increasing environmental stewardship. But that story needs better telling with credible, science-based facts and with transparency and responsibility.
In his latest piece for the Advocate, industry veteran Phil Walsh, VP of Growth for Alfa Gamma Seafood Group in Miami, says aquaculture stakeholders should seize every opportunity to promote their products’ positive attributes in the face of stiff opposition.
In a discussion format somewhat unique to the bustling halls of Seafood Expo North America, aquaculture backers lamented the lackluster U.S. consumer acceptance for farmed fish.
A GAA-commissioned survey sought to determine the knowledge level of seafood sustainability and farmed seafood in the foodservice industry. The results suggest a need to engage professional chefs through the sources they trust: suppliers.