Drinks with Aquaculture Lawyers | Friday Happy Hour

Getting a handle on the burgeoning aquaculture industry

On this episode of Friday Happy Hour, Tyler Buckingham sits down with ASPNers, Peter Ravella and Thane Tienson, and two of Thane's aquaculture lawyer buds Hallie Templeton and Amy van Saun. Thane is himself the co-council for the Coalition to Protect Puget Sound Habitat. Hallie is the Senior Ocean Campaigner at Friends of the Earth and Amy is the Senior Attorney at the Center for Food Safety. Collectively, they bring us up to speed on what aquaculture is and the many ways industrial methods are being used on the American Shoreline to produce shell and finfish.  After a warmup beer (or two) we turn our attention to the regulatory stance that the aquaculture industry has taken before and during the COVID era, and discuss how important is it to manage aquaculture industry as it becomes an increasingly common fixture on the American Shoreline.

R. Tyler Buckingham

R. Tyler Buckingham is the Director of Content and Production for Coastal News Today and ASPN. Before launching CNT/ASPN, Tyler worked with Peter A. Ravella Consulting, where he created coastal funding solutions for beach communities. Previously, Tyler worked at Rooftop Comedy where he served as the video and sound editor. In 2013, Tyler worked with Ken Burns' documentary film production company, Florentine Films, where he worked on projects including The Roosevelts: An Intimate Story; I Can't Stop Loving You, a documentary about country music; The Address, a documentary about the recital of the Gettysburg address on its 150th Anniversary; and Vietnam. Tyler also worked on the Ken Burns mobile app, which was released to critical acclaim in 2014. From 2009 to 2012, he was a monitoring and evaluation consultant in the field of international economic development with the U.S. Trade & Development Agency. Originally from Ojai, California, Tyler grew up going to the beaches of Southern California and credits time spent in the tide pools with inspiring an early interest in marine biology and coastal systems. Tyler is the co-host of the American Shoreline Podcast and the host of the Beach Shack Podcast on coastal real estate.