State of the Ocean: A Sustainable Future

Published January 20, 2015

In advance of the President's State of the Union address on January 20th, we'll be diving into some of the biggest issues facing the ocean in 2015. 

There are more than 150 rivers and streams that flow into the Chesapeake Bay, which touches six states and has a total shoreline of 11,684 miles. As the National Aquarium continues to look inward and develop new ways to engage the more than 18 million people who live, work and visit the Chesapeake Bay region, we are excited to announce a new sustainable seafood initiative! 
The goal of this program, led by newly-appointed director Tj Tate, is to ensure a healthy future for our watershed by empowering community members to make smart seafood choices. 
In addition, Tate’s team will work to enhance partnerships that link fishermen to local markets, improve restaurant access to local seafood and support sustainable aquaculture. 

These strategic changes will put the Chesapeake Bay region at the forefront of a national movement to protect the quality of local waters, support sustainable seafood production, reduce dependence on imported seafood and lead healthier lives. 

To learn more about our new program, click here

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