AVICC joins fight against open net-pen salmon farming

Coast Reporter – Two resolutions were passed at the annual Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities last weekend addressing salmon farming. The first, brought by the City of Victoria, “urges the province to begin the consultation process for a transition from open net-pen salmon farming to safer land-based salmon aquaculture,” said a release. The second, which was Read More…

Bristol’s urban farmers are using aquaponics to grow food without…

The Big Issue – “We can grow food for money, or we can grow food for people,” says Alice-Marie Archer, founder of Bristol Fish Project. “We need to figure out the line between the two.” A Community Interest Company (CIC), the project was founded in 2011, when Archer sought a solution to the challenges of increasing urban waste. Dismayed by the repercussions of the corporate Read More…

Judge rules Cooke Aquaculture can’t restock Atlantic salmon farm in…

Seafood Source – A Superior Court judge in Thurston County, Washington, has ruled against Cooke Aquaculture, which had proposed a restocking of its Atlantic salmon net-pen farm at Cypress Island, Washington. Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz in December terminated the farm’s license. She said that the company had violated the terms of the lease after a Read More…

Salmon farms are in crisis – here’s how scientists are trying to…

Phys Org – Salmon farming is facing a huge challenge in the form of a tiny pest. The parasitic sea louse is infecting salmon stocks worldwide, causing devastating losses for salmon farmers and increased prices for shoppers. But scientists are working hard to tackle this global problem, with a combination of new ways to biologically and mechanically remove the lice and to make the salmon more Read More…

Women in aquaculture: Alexis Chatterton

The Fish Site – Alexis Chatterton, mooring services manager with Gael Force Group, explains how developing equipment such as cages and mooring systems that can cope with extreme environmental conditions is key to the expansion of the aquaculture industry. Briefly describe your aquaculture career. My first job in aquaculture came when I Joined Gael Force Group, initially in the accounts Read More…

Aquaculture’s popularity growing globally says new report

Sea West News – The growing market for farmed fish and other aquaculture products underscores its growing popularity around the world as a sustainable solution to counter the decline and depletion of marine resources, says a new report. Aquaculture will also prove to be a practical option to confronting issues related to food security and demand, said the report by BCC Research, which has Read More…

Fish Fight: Is Aquaculture Feeding the People Who Need it Most?

News Deeply – The aquaculture industry has become a major player in the global seafood market. To some researchers, this seems like the promising advancement of an industry that can take pressure off of wild stocks while still supplying global demand. But it’s not clear that aquaculture seafood is getting into the same mouths as the wild-caught fish it is replacing. While looking at Read More…

CDFW Invites Public Input on Development of State Coastal Marine…

CDFW News – The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is seeking public input for a Marine Aquaculture Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) that is in preparation and scheduled for completion this year. The completed PEIR will outline a framework for managing the proposed State Coastal Marine Aquaculture Program, which would oversee the culturing of shellfish, algae Read More…

Does aquaculture have a future in the EU?

The Fish Site – An international symposium which will discuss strategies to support the growth of the EU’s aquaculture industry is taking place in Brussels on 12 June. The event, Assessing the EU Common Fisheries Policy: Stepping Up Efforts towards Sustainability, focuses mainly on fisheries issues but includes as session on unlocking the potential of aquaculture. Discussions will focus Read More…