Approximately half the fresh and frozen seafood consumed in the U.S. is farmed.
It is believed that by 2030, aquaculture will supply most of the fish people eat.
Fish consumption per person globally has almost doubled in the last 50 years and wild fish prices are higher as supply diminishes and demand increases.
In 1987, TCI contracted with the United States Department of Commerce (USDC) to conduct weekly inspections of farm-raised catfish processing plants. In 1994, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandated a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) regulatory system for the seafood industry to prevent food safety problems before they occur.