Erich Luening

Erich Luening

Contributing Editor

Erich is a Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based freelance reporter covering national aquaculture and north east fisheries for SeafoodSource. He previously wrote about the international aquaculture sector for Aquaculture North America and Hatchery International, both Canadian trade publications, for nearly a decade. Earlier in his career he worked as a staff, or freelance, reporter for newspaper, online and radio broadcast media. A graduate of Boston University’s journalism program Erich has won several press awards, including the Society of Professional Journalism award for online feature writing.

Published on
July 11, 2019

In an effort to address concerns about the environmental impacts of aquaculture to coastal habitats and biodiversity – as well as multiple sustainability challenges related to disease, water quality, and high inputs from capture fisheries – the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program recently released assurance models for the industry. 

Standardization of the aquaculture industry, particularly on the small-to-midsize farm

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Published on
July 8, 2019

Officials in Groton, Connecticut, U.S.A. announced recently a private company is interested in buying a recently shuttered lobster facility in the city and turning it into a land-based fish farm.

East Coast Seafood’s Garbo Lobster facility caught the eye of Deaderick SSB, a Delaware-based limited liability company, according to The Day.

The 34,700-square-foot former facility at 415 Thames Street, built in 2002, is located along the Thames

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Published on
July 3, 2019

Bon Appétit Management Co. has announced a new set of seafood-purchasing guidelines for its more than 1000 cafés in 34 U.S. states as part of its new Fish-to-Fork sustainable seafood program, updating its stance on antibiotics use in its aquaculture supply chain.

The USD 1.4 billion (EUR 1.2 billion) Palo Alto, California, U.S.A.-based foodservice management company, which caters to corporations, universities and specialty venues,

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Published on
June 6, 2019

London, United Kingdom-based Pentair has shuttered its Aquatic Eco-Systems aquaculture business, continuing a larger sell-off of the water treatment technology-maker’s aquaculture operations.

The move follows the May closure of Pentair’s corporate partner, Urban Organics, an aquaponics fish-and-produce enterprise based in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A., which the company said failed to meet expectations.

Pentair, which has its U.S.

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Published on
June 5, 2019

Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently signed a bill into law establishing a new regulatory framework allowing for oyster aquaculture on the state’s Gulf Coast. 

Before passage of House Bill 1300, Texas was the only coastal state in the U.S. that didn’t allow oyster mariculture off its coasts. The new law allows oysters to be raised for their pearls, as well as their shells and meat. 

Set to go into effect, the new law

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