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
October 22, 2021

The Maine Aquaculture Association (MAA) released occupational standards for the state’s aquaculture industry this week, publicly setting the bar for workforce skills and training needs in the marine finfish, land-based recirculating aquaculture system, land-based shellfish hatchery, and marine shellfish and sea vegetable sectors.

According to the organization, this is the first occupational standards document in the country for the

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Published on
October 12, 2021

Atlantic Sapphire has reported harvests of 700 metric tons head-on gutted weight during the third quarter of 2021 at its land-based farm in Miami, Florida, U.S.A., and expects a steady increase in biomass gain going forward ... 

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Published on
September 1, 2021

Atlantic Sapphire’s stock value has dropped significantly over the past week, following the company stating it was having issues supplying oxygen to its U.S. location amidst the state’s battle against COVID-19 …

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Published on
August 27, 2021

Atlantic Sapphire suffered a net loss of USD 51.5 million (EUR 43.81 million) in the first six months of 2021, according to documents published on the Oslo Bors Stock Exchange — capping off a series of tough breaks for the Sande, Denmark-based aquaculture company during a continuously testing year …

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Published on
August 19, 2021

Researchers at Rutgers University exploring the issue of what lab-grown meat products should be called to differentiate them from their traditional livestock counterparts have landed on the terms “cell-based” or “cell-cultured.”

The labeling issue has more at stake than just being accurate: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture require food products to have a “common or usual

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Published on
August 16, 2021

Samuels and Son Seafood plans to begin selling the world's first  publicly-available genetically engineered salmon this month.

The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.-based wholesale restaurant supplier is thus far the only company to publicly announce its decision to sell AquaBounty Technologies’ genetically-engineered AquAdvantage salmon, and it is proud of that distinction, according to Samuels and Son

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Published on
August 5, 2021

AquaBounty Technologies, a producer of genetically engineered salmon, had a net loss of USD 9.4 million (EUR 7.94 million) in the first six months of 2021, according to the company’s latest financial results for the second quarter and the six months ended 30 June …

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Published on
July 30, 2021

San Diego, California, U.S.A.-based BlueNalu, a company developing cell-cultured seafood products, has been selected to compete in the semifinal round of the XPRIZE Feed the Next Billion competition, focused on alternative protein cultivation.

Feed the Next Billion is a four-year, USD 15 million (EUR 12.62 million) global competition tasking companies to produce chicken breast or fish fillet alternatives that replicate or outperform

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Published on
July 19, 2021

Earlier this month, the American Fisheries Society and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) presented a congressional briefing on developing marine aquaculture to build climate resistance and climate-friendly food production.

According to panelists, the world will need about 60 percent more food by the year 2050 in order to keep feeding a growing population, including 60 percent more animal protein by 2030.

Expansion of the

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Published on
July 15, 2021

San Diego, California, U.S.A.-based BlueNalu – a company developing cell-cultured seafood products – recently announced its framework designed to achieve a premier standard of food safety, quality, and traceability for its cell-cultured seafood production.

The company committed to pursuing third-party certification recognized by the international Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), such as the Safe Quality Food or similar programs

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