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Aquaculture

Coastwide
Aquaculture

World - The Secret Lives of Farmed Fish

A new study finds that monitoring the behaviour of farmed fish using tags can provide scientists with important information – but it can also create welfare issues

Mid-Atlantic
Aquaculture

VA - Oyster aquaculture partnership offers new funding for watermen

PENINSULA/GLOUCESTER — The Virginia Institute of Marine Science has again partnered with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to help support ongoing efforts to restore oyster beds on private shellfish grounds in the state’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay.

Northeast
Aquaculture

ME - We need better laws for sharing the sea

As a fourth-generation lobsterman, I know that the ocean is peaceful at times and wild at others. What guides us through these changes is the anticipation of what’s ahead. Unfortunately, I see a storm on the horizon for lobstermen and the future of this industry: It is large, corporate aquaculture if it remains unchecked.

International
Aquaculture

World - The fresh alternative to offshore fish farms

A tidal wave of interest is building in farming the seas. It’s part of a global rush to exploit oceanic resources that’s been dubbed the "blue acceleration."

Gulf of Mexico
Aquaculture

USA - Gulf Coast Fish Farm Permit Will Get A Second Look Under Biden Administration

The facility, which would be operated by Hawaii-based company Ocean Era, would host 20,000 almaco jack in a pen suspended 45 miles offshore in the Gulf. The EPA granted the company a discharge permit last October.

International
Aquaculture

World - Farming fish in fresh water is more affordable and sustainable than in the ocean

A tidal wave of interest is building in farming the seas. It’s part of a global rush to exploit oceanic resources that’s been dubbed the “blue acceleration.”

International
Aquaculture

World - Novel closed-containment salmon farm launched in Norway

Starfish, an innovative closed-containment salmon farming system, has now been installed in a Norwegian fjord and is due to be stocked later in the year.

International
Aquaculture

AUS - First algae aquaculture lease granted off the Yorke Peninsula

A commercial seaweed farm off of the Yorke Peninsula is a step closer with the Marshall Liberal Government granting project approval.

International
Aquaculture

UK - Encouraging coastal communities to engage with seaweed aquaculture

A new guide is encouraging coastal communities to consider the the potential impacts - both positive and negative - of seaweed aquaculture sites in their local areas.

Gulf of Mexico
Aquaculture

USA - EPA to revisit offshore fish farm permit

The Environmental Appeals Board has requested the Environmental Protection Agency to provide a status report on the permit with guidance under the Biden Administration.

International
Aquaculture

UK - Scottish fish farming companies given millions in grants despite huge profits

SIX fish farming companies in Scotland given government handouts of more than £10 million have made profits of £926m since 2010, The Ferret can reveal.

International
Aquaculture

CAN - Is the lowly sea cucumber the new superhero of sustainable aquaculture?

Most coastal residents are suitably enthralled with charismatic or charming marine animals such as killer whales, the iconic Pacific salmon or furry sea otters. But what of the lowly sea cucumber?

International
Aquaculture

CAN - Establishing Cutting-Edge Aquaculture Infrastructure in Atlantic Canada

A $27 million project that aims to equip eastern Canada’s aquaculture operators with a suite of cutting-edge technologies to improve their operations in remote locations has been announced today.

Coastwide
Aquaculture

USA - From Capture to Culture: Aquaculture in the US

As the Biden administration turns to environmental concerns, one of its top priorities will be how to better protect the world’s oceans. With more than 80 percent of the world’s fish stocks at or near collapse, some marine conservationists suggest that aquaculture might help counter the problem of overfishing.

Coastwide
Aquaculture

USA - MSU Awarded $1 Million NOAA Grant to Shore up U.S. Aquaculture Industry

STARKVILLE, Miss—Mississippi State University scientists are receiving a three-year, $1 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Sea Grant College Program to establish national economic metrics for the U.S. aquaculture industry.

International
Aquaculture

World - Dutch startup Protix raises €15.5M to breed insects for aquaculture; here's how

A Netherlands-based insect farming startup Protix is working towards bringing the food system back in balance with nature.