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Hawaii & Alaska
Aquaculture

AK - Biden administration pledges $500K to design new mariculture facility on Prince of Wales Island

Southeast’s seaweed and shellfish industry is in line to receive a boost from the federal government. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday it would provide $500,000 in funding to draw up plans for a new mariculture processing facility on Prince of Wales Island. Producers and processors are welcoming the news.

Gulf of Mexico
Aquaculture

GOM - Wild Gulf Shrimp Are the World's Best, But the Future May Be in Aquaculture

Award-winning food and travel writer Alexander Lobrano pens a love letter to Gulf shrimp—and ponders its future.

Northeast
Aquaculture

ME - As Maine's climate changes, scallop farming offers optimism

Automation technology and farming techniques borrowed from more mature scallop fisheries as far away as Japan are giving some seafood harvesters a glimpse of a potentially profitable future.

Gulf of Mexico
Aquaculture

MS - Mississippi projects aim at improving oyster reefs

GULFPORT, MISS. A test project to raise tiny baby oysters on shells to add to oyster reefs has succeeded beyond expectations, says the head of Mississippi’s Department of Marine Resources.

Hawaii & Alaska
Aquaculture

AK - Alaska ocean farming and aquaculture could get boost from federal grant program

A proposal from Alaska envisions the creation of a shellfish and aquatic plants industry, the Peninsula Clarion reported.

International
Aquaculture

Panama - Aquaculture project helping restore local sea cucumber population

A group of scientists working on a stretch of Panama’s Caribbean coast nestled amid dense rainforest are helping recover the local tropical sea cucumber population through their work at PanaSea, a company that is carrying out the lone sustainable aquaculture initiative for that marine animal in Latin America.

International
Aquaculture

THA - Immense potential of seaweed

Seaweed production in Bangladesh can increase to 50 million tons by 2050, says a study

Coastwide
Aquaculture

USA - Bill Reboot: The AQUAA Act is back

In October, a trio of senators reintroduced the AQUAA Act, seeking to revise federal oversight and regulation of large-scale offshore aquaculture. Now the act is paired to dance with a House companion, brought to the floor courtesy of Reps. Stephen Palazzo (R-Miss.) and Edward Case (D-Hawaii) on Tuesday, Dec. 14.

Gulf of Mexico
Aquaculture

GOM - Grant secured to convert oil rig into fish farm

Innovasea announced today that it has helped the Gulf Offshore Research Institute (GORI) secure federal grant funds to continue its plan to repurpose a defunct oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico for aquaculture.

Southeast
Aquaculture

FL - Aquaculture benefits Florida and our oceans

Florida should be the leader in this new blue economy that will help feed the world.

International
Aquaculture

UK - Scotland greenlights £5 million for post-smolt innovation project

A four-year aquaculture research and development project in Scotland has been awarded up to £5 million in public sector funding.

Northeast
Aquaculture

ME - Major land-based aquaculture projects near beginning of construction in Maine

Three major land-based aquaculture projects – Atlantic salmon farms planned by Nordic Aquafarms and Whole Oceans, and The Kingfish Company’s yellowtail farm – are all set to initiate construction in coming months in the U.S. state of Maine.

Gulf of Mexico
Aquaculture

LA - Baby oysters are dying on Mississippi’s coast. Why are they surviving in Alabama?

Deluges along Mississippi’s coast have damaged the state’s current generation of oysters two years after fresh water from a Louisiana flood control structure all but wiped out live adults on reefs.

International
Aquaculture

CAN - Endangered wild salmon at risk from sea lice outbreak at two fish farms in Annapolis Basin

Outbreak at Kelly Cove Salmon's two farms first after a "long, long time" of the company saying the parasites aren't an issue here, EAC says.

International
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.”