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
May 13, 2020

AquaBounty Technologies has partnered with MZ Group, a global leader in investor relations and corporate communications, to expand its comprehensive strategic investor relations and financial communications program

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Published on
May 12, 2020

The Global Aquaculture Alliance announced on Tuesday, 12 May, its annual Global Outlook for Aquaculture Leadership (GOAL) conference will be completely virtual this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

GOAL 2020 will be held from 6 to 8 October as previously scheduled, with six to eight program sessions per day. Access to the first day of the conference will be offered free of charge to members of seafood associations and other strategic

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Published on
May 5, 2020

The assets of the bankrupt Catalina Sea Ranch, the only permitted aquaculture facility in U.S. federal waters, will reportedly be sold to southern California investment group Pacific6 in a deal valued at …

Photo courtesy of Catalina Sea

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Published on
May 4, 2020

Danish land-based salmon farmer Atlantic Sapphire has been formally approved by the Oslo Stock Exchange to list on the exchange’s main market, the Oslo Børs, no later than 12 June, according to a stock exchange notice issued 29 April…

Photo courtesy of Atlantic

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Published on
April 23, 2020

Finger Lakes Fish, a land-based coho salmon farm in New York, USA, recently announced that Phil Gibson, the operations general manager and the former seafood director at Safeway, is being promoted to CEO of the company ... 

Photo courtesy of Phil Gibson/Finger Lakes

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Published on
April 21, 2020

Danielle Blacklock took over as director of NOAA Fisheries’ Office of Aquaculture in mid-March, just as the COVID-19 pandemic began to come to a head in the United States. Over the past decade, Blacklock has served in multiple positions at NOAA, most recently as a senior policy advisor for aquaculture. In that role, Blacklock completed a six-month assignment at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, focused on

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Published on
April 9, 2020

Steelhead trout is a common enough species on the U.S. West Coast, being native to California, Oregon, and Washington. But the fish didn’t find its way to the East Coast markets in a significant volume until farm-raised steelhead started being produced in the region.

Hudson Valley Fisheries, located in Hudson, New York, may operate the largest land-based commercial-scale steelhead farm in North America, but the company’s leaders are

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Published on
March 17, 2020

Using tertiary treated wastewater for aquaculture purposes has minimal effects on fish survival, growth, or immune function, and could potentially be used in commercial aquaculture operations, according to a new study ...

Photo courtesy of Ben-Gurion University of the

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Published on
March 16, 2020

Danielle Blacklock is starting her new role as director of NOAA Fisheries’ Office of Aquaculture on Monday, 16 March.

Blacklock will oversee the aquaculture component of NOAA’s sustainable seafood portfolio and provide the strategic vision for developing a stronger aquaculture industry in the United States, according to NOAA. Specifically, Blacklock will lead the office’s work on several distinct priority areas including

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Published on
March 13, 2020

Biotechnology company Pebble Labs has partnered with Carros, France-based Virbac, the world’s seventh-largest veterinarian pharmaceutical group, to co-develop and commercialize solutions for disease prevention in aquaculture.

Demand for farmed aquaculture is expected to double worldwide by 2030, according to Los Alamos, New Mexico, U.S.A.-based Pebble Labs, which will require an increase in production of 60 percent. Currently,

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