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
April 12, 2021

A wide-ranging collection of advocacy groups have sent letters to the U.S. Health and Human Services Department and U.S. Department of Agriculture, urging the leadersof the federal agencies to maintain regulatory authority over genetically engineered food animals within the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The push for FDA control is in response to a Trump administration proposal that sought to withdraw most of the FDA’s regulatory

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Published on
April 9, 2021

U.S. aquaculture advocacy group Stronger America Through Seafood has launched a new campaign this week, titled “Essential Aquaculture,” that aims to create a sense of urgency for Congress to act swiftly on aquaculture expansion in the country.

Specifically, SATS is calling on Congress to clarify a regulatory pathway for permitting offshore aquaculture.

“Offshore aquaculture is constrained by complex and inconsistent

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April 9, 2021

Genetically engineered salmon farmer AquaBounty Technologies has hired Dennis Bryant as its new director of sales.

Bryant was managing director of Ocean Quality USA, part of the now-dissolved Ocean Quality sales operation run jointly by Norwegian salmon farmers Grieg Seafood and Bremnes Seashore.

“Dennis will be a wonderful asset to AquaBounty,” AquaBounty Chief Commercial Officer David Melbourne said in a press release. “With

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April 7, 2021

LocalCoho, a land-based coho salmon farm in the U.S. state of New York, fell short of its fundraising goals of USD 3.15 million (EUR 2.65 million) with its recent Regulation D offering on the Harvest Returns platform

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March 30, 2021

LocalCoho, a land-based coho salmon farm in the U.S. state of New York, has launched a Regulation D offering on the Harvest Returns platform – a financial technology marketplace for agricultural producers and investors – to expand its recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) operation

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March 29, 2021

The insect-protein industry has scaled production in recent years, and a growing number of new ventures have moved into the space. Advocates claim replacing fishmeal with insect meal is the key to sustainable aquaculture, but for a growing number of companies around the world, growing insects for use in fishmeal just makes good business sense.

In a recent virtual panel discussion hosted by F3 Future of Fish Feed, a collaborative effort between

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Published on
March 16, 2021

Samuels & Sons, one of the largest seafood wholesalers in the United States, will be one of the first companies to buy and sell AquaBounty’s genetically engineered AquAdvantage salmon.

The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.-based wholesale restaurant supplier is giving the RAS-raised GE salmon a shot, despite the product facing boycotts from major foodservice companies in the U.S. like Aramark and Sodexo and vocal opposition from

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March 10, 2021

Genetically engineered salmon producer AquaBounty released its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2020, as well as those for the full year, this week, reporting a net loss of USD 16.39 million (EUR 13.79 million) in 2020 and a fourth quarter net loss of USD 6.1 million (EUR 5.1 million)

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February 24, 2021

As AquaBounty nears the first harvest of its genetically engineered AquAdvantage salmon, the company has started sending samples to its first customers this week for a final quality check before orders are finalized.

Seafood experts working with about 10 retail and foodservice companies looking to be the first to carry AquAdvantage salmon will be checking the samples for overall quality, flavor, color, and texture, and selecting which available

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Published on
February 17, 2021

The Global Aquaculture Alliance has announced its annual conference will be taking on a new shape this year, as it adds a series of virtual events that will culminate with an in-person event in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. There is no date or venue set yet for Seattle’s in-person event.

Along with the hybrid structure, the conference is also expanding its scope in 2021 to include wild fisheries. GOAL used to stand for “Global Outlook

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