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
November 16, 2020

Oslo, Norway-based aquaculture firm AquaCon ran into a snag last week in its ongoing effort to build a 1.2 million-square-foot aquaculture facility in Cambridge, Maryland, U.S.A.

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November 9, 2020

AquaBounty Technologies is facing another legal battle over its AquAdvantage salmon, as a California court ruled last week that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) violated core environmental laws in approving genetically engineered salmon for sale and consumption.

On 5 November, a federal judge in San Francisco ruled the FDA ignored serious possible environmental consequences by approving genetically engineered salmon, and was also

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November 4, 2020

AquaBounty Technologies released its third-quarter financial results, along with a corporate update, this week – indicating a minor loss in its third-quarter earnings as the company moves toward the first harvest of its genetically engineered AquAdvantage salmon and continued scaling of its operations ... 

Photo courtesy of AquaBounty

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October 19, 2020

University of Stirling postdoctoral researcher Simão Zacaria has won this year’s eighth annual Global Aquaculture Innovation Award for his research on shrimp eyestalk ablation practices, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced on 19 October.

“It is an honor to win this prestigious award, mainly as the first African to get it. This award reminds me to never give up in chasing my dreams even when they seem impossible,”

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October 9, 2020

Major aquaculture operations and retail companies are setting high targets in the next decade to push the industry’s boundaries on sustainability as it relates to novel feed ingredients, energy efficiency and the reduction of carbon emissions, and worker voice and social equity.

In a virtual Global Outlook for Aquaculture Leadership (GOAL) conference panel on Wednesday, sustainability heads from several companies came together to explain

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October 8, 2020

While aquaculture companies around the globe have different approaches to raising seafood, there are common threads that bring different production systems together: the need for increased control across the board and the industrialization and automation of day-to-day operations.

In a Global Aquaculture Alliance presentation focused on paradigm shifts in aquaculture production systems – which took place at its virtual Global Outlook for

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October 7, 2020

The three finalists of Global Aquaculture Alliance’s eighth annual Global Aquaculture Innovation Award have been named ahead of the selection of a winner at this year’s Global Outlook for Aquaculture Leadership (GOAL) Conference.

Nuseed’s omega-3 feed product Aquaterra, University of Stirling researcher Simao Zacarias’ shrimp eyestalk ablation research, and American Plains’ plant-based protein alternative

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October 6, 2020

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it will hold a public comment period on Hawaii-based open-ocean mariculture start-up Ocean Era’s Velella Epsilon project off the coast of Florida.

Ocean Era’s Florida pilot project, Velella Epsilon, would be located 45 miles southwest of Sarasota. The project would farm 20,000 almaco jack, a fish native to the Gulf of Mexico, in one net-pen. The project recently received a

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October 2, 2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit to Hawaii-based open-ocean mariculture start-up Ocean Era, bringing the company one step closer to raising fish in the Gulf of Mexico.

Ocean Era’s Florida pilot project, Velella Epsilon, would be located 45 miles south west of Sarasota. The project would farm 20,000 almaco jack, a fish native to the Gulf of Mexico, in one

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Published on
September 25, 2020

Evermore Global Advisors, an investment adviser to hedge fund Evermore Global Value Fund, has acquired 88,775 shares of Atlantic Sapphire

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