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… Read More
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,… Read More
A bill designed to develop and support offshore aquaculture in the United States is getting a second chance at passing in the U.S. House of Representatives this week.
U.S. Representatives Steven Palazzo (R-Mississippi) and Collin Peterson (D-Minnesota), House Agriculture Committee Chairman, reintroduced the bipartisan Advancing the Quality and Understanding of American Aquaculture (AQUAA) Act on Wednesday, 11 March.
A previous version of the… Read More
Norwegian seafood company Mowi and Google parent company Alphabet have been working under the radar for the past three years to research and test new sensing technology for aquaculture operations, and are preparing a roll-out of the new system in multiple locations in Norway.
The advanced underwater sensing and software analysis platform developed by Tidal – a team within Alphabet’s X program focused on ocean health and… Read More
Among the investors in cellular aquaculture firm BlueNalu in its latest funding round of USD 20 million (EUR 19 million) is a Saudi prince, Rich Products, the parent company of SeaPak, and feed giant Nutreco ...
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The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program continued to grow in 2019, with 2,681 BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills worldwide by the end of the year. That’s up almost 15 percent from the program’s 2018 count, according to the GAA’s annual report.
Created by the GAA in 2008, BAP has the mission of providing quantitative guidelines for evaluations… Read More
The Good Food Institute, a U.S. nonprofit that promotes plant-based alternatives to meat, dairy, and eggs, as well as cultivated meat, has entered two separate partnerships to advance research in cellular aquaculture ...
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With no commercial fishery in sight in upstate New York, Finger Lakes Fish is aiming to fill the fresh fish gap with farm-raised coho salmon.
Working in a 43,000-square-foot recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) facility in Auburn, New York, U.S.A., the company plans to hit full capacity in July of this year: 2,000 market-ready fish a week, or 450 tons annually. Right now, the company has two raceways – tanks of oxygenated water 6-feet… Read More
Atlantic Sapphire, which is planning a massive land-based recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) in Miami, Florida, U.S.A., was approved to receive up to USD 5 million (EUR 4.6 million) in local incentives to expand its facility and create more than 200 jobs.
The Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners approved a resolution authorizing funding through the county’s Targeted Jobs Incentive Fund, an inducement program for… Read More