Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) recently released its long-delayed "State of Salmon Aquaculture Technologies" report to the public , breaking down the future of salmon aquaculture operations in British Columbia and what the country can do to accelerate the growth of the sector …
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The phase-out of open net-pen aquaculture operations in British Columbia was an action Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party bullish on prior to Canada’s federal election last fall, but the issue has faded into the background in the months following Trudeau’s win, and the path forward remains unclear for the province’s industry ...
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Jim Wyban, a prominent shrimp researcher and owner of consultancy Marine Genetics LLC, believes a shrimp aquaculture boom could be on the horizon – if someone can crack the code to turning a profit while competing with foreign imports.
In the 1990s, Wyban led the development of a specific pathogen-free (SPF) shrimp broodstock as the principal investigator of the U.S. Shrimp Consortium at Oceanic Institute, subsequently doubling the… Read More
Janet Mills, the governor of the U.S. state of Maine, recently announced a 10-year strategic economic development plan to grow the state’s economy, and has included aquaculture as a target industry to support and cultivate. The plan is designed to combat poor economic growth in the state caused by lethargic gross domestic product, a shrinking workforce, and subpar state wages.
“This strategic plan creates a road map to foster… Read More
Throughout the Hawaiian Islands, modern aquaculture is growing — but aquaculture has been present in the region for generations.
The techniques of herding or trapping adult fish with rocks in shallow tidal areas is found elsewhere in the world but the loko iʻa kuapā, or walled coastal ponds, are unique to Hawaii.
These fishponds can be found throughout the state, but over time, many of these ancient pools have fallen into disrepair as… Read More
The Maine Aquaculture Association has kicked off a new video series focused on telling the personal stories of aquatic farmers throughout the state to increase public visibility and underscore how aquaculture complements existing marine industries in coastal communities.
The series, titled “The Faces of Maine’s Working Waterfront,” borrows a premise that has boded well for the state’s commercial fishing industry –… Read More
The issue of who in the United States is charged with regulating aquaculture in federal waters was back in the courtroom this week as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration argued its case that it should lead all policy development… Read More
Maisonnette, New Brunswick, Canada-based RC Organic Northern Products Inc. is proposing a land-based Atlantic salmon aquaculture venture, the first of its kind in the province …
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When Kingfish Zeeland announced plans to build a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) yellowtail farm in Jonesport, Maine, U.S.A., the company was met with overwhelming support from town officials and residents.
The Kats, Netherlands-based firm is planning to build a 15- to 20-acre, state-of-the-art RAS facility on a 90-acre waterfront site east of town. The decision comes alongside two larger RAS projects – those of Whole… Read More