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Cultivated, or farmed, shellfish now represent over half of the total economic impact of shellfish in the state.
The seafood industry is at crossroads in America. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the seafood supply chain distribution, causing severe financial setbacks to suppliers and distributors. And while many businesses are starting to rebound, the U.S. seafood industry remains at a significant disadvantage: It relies almost solely on international imports.
The monumental task of hand-planting 400,000 to 500,000 pieces of vegetation on newly created dunes on Emerald Isle beaches wrapped up Friday, just in time for Memorial Day weekend.
It’s an overcast windy day as Ellis Chapman walks down a long pier facing Tres Palacios Bay. With his waders in hand, he wears a hat that says, “The Oyster Farm Company.”
When Justin Milton moved to Ottawa five years ago from the Arctic community of Pond Inlet on Baffin Island, it was difficult to find his favourite fish, Arctic char.
In response to catastrophic aquaculture losses due to major winter storms that hit states along the U.S. Gulf Coast in February, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced a policy change that makes food fish and other aquatic species eligible for the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP).
Hawaii’s Big Island is due to reinforce its reputation as the epicentre of US aquaculture research, following the award of a $1.8 million grant and the announcement of a brand new aquaculture innovation studio.
The first seaweed farm in US tropical waters has been installed in Puerto Rico, in a bid to support large-scale production of algal biomass for biofuels and other valuable bioproducts.
A small First Nation on the coast in B.C. is starting to reap the rewards of taking a risk on seaweed farming.
Fish Farmers Association says statements are misleading