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Aquaculture

Canada - West Coast flotilla pounds drums against fish farm licence renewals

Indigenous leaders and environmentalists took to the waters off Tofino Saturday, drumming songs for the wild salmon of Clayoquot Sound and calling on the federal government to evict fish farms along the B.C. Coast.

International
Aquaculture

Canada - David Suzuki: Suppressed science shows fish farms endanger wild salmon - NOW Magazine

A 2021 UBC study confirmed farmed fish are transferring a highly contagious virus to wild salmon, affecting the ecosystem

West Coast
Aquaculture

CA - Kelp forest ecosystem loss is not isolated to California

In cool coastal waters globally, tendrils of aquatic vegetation cascade from the surface of the ocean and extend to the seafloor creating an incredibly complex and irreplaceable ecosystem that is invisible to most. The aquatic vegetation, kelp, has the same sort of physical characteristics as a tree.

Pacific Northwest
Aquaculture

CAN - BC salmon farmers to consult First Nations after court ruling

The BC Salmon Farmers Association is encouraged that the Federal Court has set aside the Decision of the Minister to remove salmon farming in the Discovery Islands and has upheld the earlier injunction granted on April 5, 2021.

International
Aquaculture

ESP - A visit to the octopus farming pioneers

Nueva Pescanova’s plans for starting the world’s first commercial octopus farm may have caused an uproar in some quarters of the mainstream media, but aquaculture of the animals could be the best hope for sustaining wild stocks.

Pacific Northwest
Aquaculture

OR - Working to keep oysters healthy

Oysters are a delicacy and are found on nearly every menu in restaurants up and down the coast. What many people don’t think about is where they come from and the effort that it takes to get them to our plates.

Coastwide
Aquaculture

USA - Aquaculture proponents fly in to Washington DC to push for AQUAA Act

Proponents of expanding America’s aquaculture industry began a three-day meeting with lawmakers and their aides in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, 26 April, in hopes of drumming up more support for a bill to create more opportunities for offshore fish farms.

Caribbean
Aquaculture

Carib - Caribbean ministers back multi-trophic aquaculture initiative

Fisheries Ministers from countries that comprise the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) have announced plans to use multi-trophic aquaculture as a way to help reduce the region’s food import bill by 25 percent by 2025.

Northeast
Aquaculture

ME - State Of Maine Rebuffs Aquaculture Operation In Frenchman Bay Across From Acadia

A proposal to raise Atlantic salmon in two 60-acre pens in Frenchman Bay off of Acadia National Park in Maine has been blocked by the state, where the Department of Marine Resources said the company behind the project failed to properly source its fish eggs.

Pacific Northwest
Aquaculture

WA - The Mystery Worm Ravaging Washington's Oysters

A mysterious culprit is ravaging their pearly white interiors with black blisters.

Coastwide
Aquaculture

USA - Some See Shellfish Farms as Beneficial; Others See an Eyesore

Two presentations address restorative aquaculture's ecological benefits and user conflicts

Coastwide
Aquaculture

USA - NOAA backs Aquaculture Opportunity Areas

Scientists from NOAA recently delivered a number of talks on how Aquaculture Opportunity Areas can develop economic and environmental resiliency, and serve as a vital complement to wild-catch fisheries.

Northeast
Aquaculture

ME - Nonprofit urges coastal towns to consider moratorium on large-scale aquaculture farms

A Maine nonprofit has been visiting towns up and down the coast to pitch a moratorium on industrial scale aquaculture farms. But so far, none have been enacted though some towns are considering the measure.

Hawaii & Alaska
Aquaculture

HI - Hawaii's restorative aquaculture opportunities revealed

A report which raises awareness of the environmental and socio-economic benefits of sustainable blue food production in Hawaii has just been launched by Hatch Innovation Services.

International
Aquaculture

Probe into claim rare reefs harmed by fish farm pollution

Video allegations that fish farm pollution has damaged rare and beautiful wildlife are under investigation by two Scottish Government watchdogs.

International
Aquaculture

MX - Fish waste become octopus food as farms expand amid captivity concerns

SISAL, Mexico (Reuters) - When Mexican biologist Carlos Rosas dips his hand into the water of a large open-topped tank and brings it to the surface, there is a tiny purple baby octopus, no bigger than a tennis ball, in his palm. It squirms and slithers before slipping from his hand back into the tank, the only home it has ever known.

Pacific Northwest
Aquaculture

CAN - Why seaweed growers need to stay rooted in science

“We have a chance to blow this industry out of the water and put it in its rightful place as a major player in industrial food and other products,” Bill Collins, chairman of Canada’s Cascadia Seaweed told delegates during the World Ocean Summit’s panel discussion on the seaweed industry. However, he was quick to temper some of the hype. “Most of what we do [is] new,” he said – many of the industry’s fundamentals still need to be established.

Mid-Atlantic
Aquaculture

NC - Atlantic Beach council wants to create shellfish leasing map as agencies debate floating structures for aquaculture operations

ATLANTIC BEACH — Town officials want to figure out where shellfish leasing is and isn’t suitable in the waters surrounding Atlantic Beach, especially with state agencies debating floating structures for aquaculture operations.

West Coast
Aquaculture

USA - Seaweed Farming Has Vast Potential (But Good Luck Getting a Permit)

HOOD CANAL, Wash. — On a gray February afternoon, Joth Davis motors his skiff along the northern edge of Hood Canal, a glacier-carved fjord in Puget Sound. A grid of black buoys marks the boundary of his 5-acre saltwater farm, where a crop of sugar kelp is growing quickly beneath the surface and containers of oysters bob atop the waves.

Pacific Northwest
Aquaculture

WA - No negative impact from aquaculture in Puget Sound, says NOAA

A recently published biological opinion from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) finds that aquaculture operations in Washington State’s Puget Sound have no adverse impact on salmon, orcas or other native species in that ecosystem.