Sea to Table Featured on for Disrupting Seafood Supply Chain

Oct. 25, 2017


Have you ever wondered how many miles your fish has traveled before it reached your plate? Chances are, you don’t want to know. The most recent estimate from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has stated that more than 80 percent of fish eaten in the United States is imported from overseas — from as close as Canada to as far away as China and Ecuador — and grown in commercial or recreational fisheries. And that doesn’t even account for issues with the supply chain in the U.S.: The NOAA notes that a “significant portion” of fish caught in the U.S. is exported overseas for processing, and then re-imported back to the U.S. for consumption.

Big distributors have entangled the fishing industry with opaque regulations and methods to the point that it’s difficult to know whether the fish you’re about to eat is sustainable. But small distributors who are deeply entrenched with small fishermen across the U.S., like Sea to Table, hope to disrupt the supply chain.


Read more and watch a video produced by Vox Media and featured on about how Sea to Table is changing the seafood industry.

Watch: Can the Seafood Industry get Americans to Eat Local Fish? (PBS)