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
February 11, 2021

Environmental nonprofit Wild Fish Conservancy issued a 60-day notice this week of its intention to sue Cooke Aquaculture “for killing and harming threatened and endangered salmon, steelhead, orcas, and other protected species” through its net pen operations in Puget Sound.

“Cooke’s commercial salmon farms kill, capture, trap, harm and otherwise ‘take’ [Endangered Species Act]-listed species both through

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Published on
February 9, 2021

A coalition of environmental groups issued a formal notice on Monday, 8 February, regarding its intention to sue the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for failing to ensure that endangered species and critical habitat across the country were not jeopardized by nationwide permits reissued during the final days of Donald Trump's presidency ... 

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Published on
February 9, 2021

AquaBounty announced on Tuessday, 9 February, that the closure of its latest public stock offering netted the company approximately USD 127.1 million ( EUR 110 million) in new funding ...

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Published on
February 4, 2021

AquaBounty announced the pricing of its previously announced underwritten public offering on Thursday, 4 February, setting a public price of USD 8.50 (EUR 7.10) per share for 13 million shares of common stock.

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January 20, 2021

BlueNalu, a cellular aquaculture producer start-up based in San Diego, California, U.S.A., announced the closing of USD 60 million (EUR 49.6 million) in debt financing from new and existing investors this week ... 

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January 18, 2021

Poseidon Ocean Systems, a Canadian developer of salmon farming infrastructure and life support systems, has raised CAD 5 million (USD 3.9 million, EUR 3.2 million) in Series A financing to pay for engineering costs and delivering new technologies to market ... 

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Published on
January 7, 2021

Atlantic Sapphire has finished construction at the first phase of its Miami, Florida, U.S.A.-based recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) facility and is projected to harvest 10,000 metric tons of salmon annually once commercial harvests commence, expected in September 2020 ... 

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Published on
December 24, 2020

In the face of climate change, North American seafood packaging producers are taking steps to reduce their respective carbon footprints while simultaneously moving to enhance and implement responsible practices – all in an effort to secure a sustainable future for the planet and the industry …

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Published on
December 15, 2020

AquaBounty Technologies announced this week that the company has grossed approximately USD 65.2 million (EUR 53.6 million) from an underwritten public stock offering last week ... 

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Published on
December 10, 2020

AquaBounty Technologies announced this week that Innovasea, a global leader in advanced aquatic solutions for aquaculture, will provide the recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) technology for the land-based salmon company’s third fish farm ... 

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