California dreaming: Exploring aquaculture possibilities on the U.S. West Coast | Product


Many obstacles block the development of a more robust aquaculture industry in southern California, including a complex permitting system and laws restricting finfish farms in state waters. Undaunted, James Morris and Paul Olin have been on the forefront of a movement aimed at developing a larger aquaculture industry in California. Morris, a marine ecologist with NOAA’s National Ocean Service and The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, and Olin, an aquaculture specialist with California Sea Grant in Scripps Institution of Oceanography, part of the University of California, San Diego, recently spoke about the findings of two workshops covered in a report published by the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach that explored the challenges to growing California’s aquaculture industry.  In the webinar, Olin and Morris will discuss the findings of the workshops, as well as possible solutions to problems facing the aquaculture industry in California, the United States and globally.