After a long wait and setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic genetically engineered salmon farmer AquaBounty Technologies has finally begun to harvest its first round of its genetically engineered AquAdvantage salmon, and are shipping orders out to customers.
Additionally, AquaBounty announced the approval of its application to Brazil’s National Biosafety Technical Commission for the sale of its GE salmon in Brazil, effectively expanding… Read More
Dick Jones, the CEO of Kona, Hawaii-based open-ocean finfish aquaculture producer Blue Ocean Mariculture, is joining the 11-member board of directors at Northwest Aquaculture Alliance, the advocacy group announced this week.
Jones’ career includes 14 years in the retail supermarket sector, overseeing seafood operations for Whole Foods Market and Texas, U.S.A.-based HEB Grocery. He also has expertise in the nonprofit sector, where he
U.S. aquaculture advocacy group Stronger America Through Seafood penned a letter last week urging President Joe Biden to prioritize seafood production to help mitigate climate change and outline the climate impacts and potential benefits of aquaculture in the country.
“As our federal leaders seek innovative solutions to address the climate crisis, aquaculture, one of the most resource-efficient methods for protein production, should be
Genetically engineered salmon farmer AquaBounty Technologies has announced that purchase orders have been received for the planned harvest of five metric tons of its genetically engineered AquAdvantage salmon …
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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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More