Sam Hill

Sam Hill

Reporting from Portland, Oregon

Sam Hill is a freelance journalist living in Portland, Oregon, and covering the U.S. aquaculture industry for SeafoodSource. He also writes about technology and internet culture with bylines in Outside Magazine, Boston Magazine, the Outline, and Motherboard.

Published on
June 30, 2020

AquaBounty Technologies announced on Tuesday, 30 June, it has begun its first commercial-scale harvesting of conventional Atlantic salmon raised at its U.S. farm …

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Published on
June 26, 2020

Florida officials in June requested that the U.S. Commerce Department designate federal waters off the state’s coast as a marine aquaculture opportunity area, a move that would open and jumpstart the state’s offshore aquaculture industry.

The term “aquaculture opportunity area” comes from the Trump Administration’s 7 May executive order titled “Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic

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Published on
June 19, 2020

San Diego, California, U.S.A.-based cellular aquaculture firm BlueNalu has announced a substantial expansion of the company’s operations, the hiring of a chief financial officer, and improvements to several internal teams, setting the stage for the company to launch its products in late 2021 ...

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Published on
June 10, 2020

Lumpfish and other cleanerfish are used in the global aquaculture industry as a sea lice management tool, but the method has yet to make serious headway in the U.S. ... 

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Published on
May 22, 2020

Earlier this year, oyster farmer Edward “Ned” Gaine was chosen as New Jersey’s 2020 Outstanding Young Farmer by the New Jersey State Board of Agriculture.

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Gaine earned degrees in marine biology and marine resource management from Stockton University, and after he began growing oysters in Cape May, he earned a master’s degree in biology from Rutgers University. With his love for

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Published on
May 13, 2020

AquaBounty Technologies has partnered with MZ Group, a global leader in investor relations and corporate communications, to expand its comprehensive strategic investor relations and financial communications program

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Published on
May 12, 2020

The Global Aquaculture Alliance announced on Tuesday, 12 May, its annual Global Outlook for Aquaculture Leadership (GOAL) conference will be completely virtual this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

GOAL 2020 will be held from 6 to 8 October as previously scheduled, with six to eight program sessions per day. Access to the first day of the conference will be offered free of charge to members of seafood associations and other strategic

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Published on
May 5, 2020

The assets of the bankrupt Catalina Sea Ranch, the only permitted aquaculture facility in U.S. federal waters, will reportedly be sold to southern California investment group Pacific6 in a deal valued at …

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Published on
May 4, 2020

Danish land-based salmon farmer Atlantic Sapphire has been formally approved by the Oslo Stock Exchange to list on the exchange’s main market, the Oslo Børs, no later than 12 June, according to a stock exchange notice issued 29 April…

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Published on
April 23, 2020

Finger Lakes Fish, a land-based coho salmon farm in New York, USA, recently announced that Phil Gibson, the operations general manager and the former seafood director at Safeway, is being promoted to CEO of the company ... 

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