seafood supply chain
This is part of a series of ocean infographics by artist Don Foley. These infographics also appear in Oceana board member Ted Dansonâ€™s book, â€śOceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them.â€ť
Have you ever asked yourself, â€śWhere does my seafood come from?â€ť It's not as easy to figure out as you might think. Eighty-four percent of seafood eaten in the U.S. is imported, and it follows an increasingly complex path from the fishing boat to our plates, as todayâ€™s infographic illustrates:
Here are the steps your fish may take before it gets to you:
Step 1: All of the seafood sold in the U.S. is either caught by fishing vessels or raised in aquaculture facilities. Fish and shellfish are put on ice or flash-frozen on board the vessel or at the aquaculture facility.