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Aquaculture

TAS - Offshore marine aquaculture research a step closer

An important milestone for Tasmania’s aquaculture industry was achieved today with the House of Assembly passing legislation to allow for marine research in Commonwealth waters off the coast of Tasmania.

International
Aquaculture

ITALY - Fish farming "superyacht" gains regulatory approval

A 170m self-propelled fish farm developed by Ocean Ark Tech (OATECH) of Chile and its strategic ally, London-based Ocean Sovereign, is one step closer to delivering fish to market after winning a key approval.

Northeast
Aquaculture

ME - Shellfish lab to harbor first clam crop

Community members last week made short work of transferring tens of thousands of young softshell clams from a former lobster pound, where they grew in floating, fine-mesh trays since early last summer, to Gouldsboro’s shellfish resilience laboratory in Bunkers Harbor.

International
Aquaculture

CR - Costa Rica launches Pura Vida sustainable and responsible seafood label

The collective mark will help consumers select fishery and seafood products produced with sustainable and responsible practices that foster community development.

Gulf of Mexico
Aquaculture

FL - Florida researcher granted $100000 to boost shellfish aquaculture

A $100,000 grant from The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to jumpstart the shellfish aquaculture industry and water quality initiatives has been awarded to Ashley Smyth, an assistant professor of biogeochemistry and soil and water sciences at the University of Florida (UF).

International
Aquaculture

UK - Our oceans need protection. Retailers must step up and support sustainable aquaculture

Amid the hundreds of corporate commitments that poured out of COP26, one stood out. Recognising the role of retailers in the race to protect the future of our planet, the CEOs of Sainsbury’s, M&S, Waitrose, Co-op and Tesco committed to halving the environmental impact of a weekly food shop and – crucially – to halting the loss of nature by 2030.

Southeast
Aquaculture

SC - Inside the world’s first indoor saltwater farm- growing ‘sea beans’

CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – What began as a College of Charleston graduate research project, researching and cultivating an edible, salty succulent that thrives in saltwater has grown into a rapidly expanding start-up that nationally distributes “sea beans.”

Coastwide
Aquaculture

USA - NOAA Helps ID Prime Aquaculture Sites In GOM, Off California

NOAA released two Atlases compiling the best available science to inform the identification of Aquaculture Opportunity Areas (AOAs) in the Gulf of Mexico and Southern California.

Northeast
Aquaculture

USA - US shellfish farming sector secures $2.4 million funding

NOAA Sea Grant and the Ocean Acidification Program awarded more than $2.4 million to support four projects that will address the impacts of multiple stressors on and increase resilience in shellfish aquaculture through research and industry partnerships.

Northeast
Aquaculture

ME - Opportunity, controversy grow for Maine's aquaculture industry

Many see seafood farming as a vital practice to feed the world, but others take issue with its environmental impacts.

Coastwide
Aquaculture

USA - The U.S. is hungry for seafood, but more industrial aquaculture is not the answer

As coastal restaurants and markets rebuild their businesses following a brutal year and a half of challenges due to the COVID pandemic and Hurricane Ida, it’s time to rethink our approach to sourcing seafood.

Coastwide
Aquaculture

USA - America forges ahead with aquaculture while Canada dithers

New aquaculture legislation tabled in the US Senate aims to spur economic growth while conserving ocean environments

Coastwide
Aquaculture

USA - Offshore aquaculture legislation reaches US Senate

Legislation to support the development of an offshore aquaculture industry in the US has been delivered to the Senate today.

Northeast
Aquaculture

ME - Maine Aquaculture Association releases nation's first aquaculture occupational standards

The Maine Aquaculture Association has released the first Maine Aquaculture Occupational Standards, which specify the current workforce skills and training needs of Maine’s aquaculture sector.

Coastwide
Aquaculture

NC - Oysters: Raw Bar Delicacy or Climate Warrior?

The mighty bivalves are both, and this former schoolteacher and bartender seeks to inspire a new generation of aquaculturists while putting North Carolina oysters on the map.

International
Aquaculture

India - Pearl not result of foreign body reaction in oysters: Andaman-based scientist's latest finding

After achieving breakthroughs in pearl culture like developing world's biggest black pearl and even in the shape of Lord Ganesha, Andaman and Nicobar-based independent scientist Ajai Kumar Sonkar on Sunday said his latest research finding that 'pearl is not a result of foreign body reaction in oyster' has scope to transform the global pearl culture industry.

Coastwide
Aquaculture

USA - America is hooked on seafood imports. We need to expand aquaculture in federal waters

It is becoming increasingly clear that the blue food economy, led by scientists around the world, will have an essential role to play in the shift to healthy and sustainable food systems. Blue foods include more than 2,500 species of aquatic animals and plants consumed around the world, including oysters, lobster, salmon, and seaweed.

Coastwide
Aquaculture

AUS - Artificial reefs attract more fish than natural reefs, research finds

Researchers say man-made reefs attract more baitfish then natural reefs and draw in huge numbers of predators ideal for recreational anglers.

International
Aquaculture

China - China Begins to Crack Down on Damaging Aquaculture Farms

Efforts to restore a protected wetland area in Hainan previously damaged by aquaculture could provide lessons in sustainable development for the rest of China.