Celebrate Life Below Water. Eat Blue

How many minutes do you think you spend scrolling through social media? Most of us would probably admit we spend a little bit longer than we’d like on our phones. But, the good news is, by following the fisheries science accounts we have listed in this article, you can now be learning, growing and staying informed… all whilst scrolling!

Twitter is an excellent platform for finding quick information in 240 characters or less. By making sure to follow credible accounts, you have sushi-sized snippets of information at your fingertips. Some of the leading fisheries experts and organizations are ready to fill up your feed with useful and important news and tidbits. We have created a list of the top 10 fisheries accounts to follow asap!

  1. EU Maritime & Fisheries Commission

The EU Maritime & Fisheries Commission Twitter feed  is a great resource for all things fisheries. From sustainable ways to consume seafood, community-based fisheries management, and the blue economy, the EU Maritime & Fisheries Commission covers all the bases.

  1. Dr. Kristin Aquilino

Dr. Kristin Aquilino is a California based scientist focused on researching white abalone. California has a long history and relationship with abalone, and these sea snail populations were hit hard by withering foot disease. Through her work, Dr. Aquilino is researching how to help white abalone populations recover. 

  1. Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch

From the grocery store to eating out, Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch app makes it easy to choose wisely when purchasing seafood. Their Twitter feed is full of helpful information, tips, and recommendations to fuel your seafood knowledge base. 

  1. Dr. Michael Tlusty

Dr. Michael Tlusty explores aquaculture, food security, and wildlife crime. Considering nutrition and global health is crucial in sustainable seafood and fisheries science. 

  1. Ian Urbina

Author Ian Urbina dives into and exposes the hidden corners of illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing, as well as forced labor and other human rights violations. His reporting is eye-opening, and sheds light on the hidden world of high seas fishing. 

  1. Seafood Source

Stay up-to-date on all things seafood with the Seafood Source Twitter feed! Timely news articles on everything from aquaculture to seafood industry news keeps followers abreast of what they need to know. 

  1. NOAA Fisheries

From ecosystem based fisheries management to habitat restoration, NOAA Fisheries considers the big picture from a conservation perspective. Follow NOAA Fisheries to stay on top of all the breaking science news. 

  1. OceanWise Seafood

An initiative of the Vancouver Aquarium, OceanWise Seafood helps consumers make better informed decisions about purchasing seafood. 

  1. Global Fish Watch

A fascinating look at fishing on a global scale, Global Fish Watch live tracks fishing vessels across the world. Through their website, you can take a peek at fishing vessel densities and fishing hot spots. It gives the viewer a new perspective on the magnitude of fishing around the globe. 

  1. UN FAO’s Fisheries & Aquaculture

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s Fisheries & Aquaculture feed highlights global thought leaders alongside key updates on the latest ocean initiatives, publications and news. FAO fish particularly focuses on global food security, aquaculture and fisheries management. 

Interested in following other ocean science twitter accounts? Here are the Top 10 Organizations to Follow on Twitter for Ocean Science.

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Huntley Penniman

Huntley Penniman is the founder of Katuvi, a small communications agency that specializes in social media for purpose-driven companies. From diving to conservation and environmental communications, her passion lies in learning more about the wildlife that lives under the surface of the ocean. Huntley holds a B.S. in Biology from Boston College and a Master?s in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography.