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
December 4, 2019

Researchers at the University of Idaho Aquaculture Research Institute are shifting their goals when it comes to their work with burbot, and are exploring the feasibility of introducing the species – the only freshwater cod species in North America – to the commercial aquaculture industry.

In the early 2000s, the burbot population on the Kootenai River in northern Idaho and British Columbia had dwindled drastically due to habitat

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Published on
December 2, 2019

The labyrinthine process of obtaining the proper permits to establish fish farms in federal waters has been frequently cited as a major obstacle to the advancement of the U.S. aquaculture sector.

Currently, an application to start an aquaculture operation in federal waters is reviewed by a plethora of federal agencies including the Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA Fisheries, and the Environmental Protection Agency, along with

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Published on
November 20, 2019

Ontario,Canada-based LifeScanner has been pushing to make choosing sustainable seafood products easier for corporations, consumers, and everyone in-between by focusing on one truth: genetic identification is hard to falsify.

While returning from an industry conference around 2014, LifeScanner’s soon-to-be founder Sujeevan Ratnasingham – the associate director of informatics at the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics at the University of

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