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RecircFarms Participates in “Seafood Production and a Changing Climate” Briefing Hosted by Don’t Cage Our Ocean Coalition

This past week, the Don’t Cage Our Ocean Coalition, of which RecircFarms is a founding member, hosted a briefing for Congressional members, staff, and media on climate change impacts and fisheries. Our Executive Director, Marianne Cufone, participated in the event, the first in a series on responsible seafood. Other speakers included:

  • Swinomish Indian Tribal Community’s elected senator and Vice Chairman JJ Wilbur;
  • Executive Director of the Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association, Linda Behnken;
  • Gulf of Mexico commercial and recreational fisherman and President of the National Association of Charterboat Operators, Captain Bob Zales, II;
  • Gulf of Mexico commercial fisherman and Executive Director of Florida Commercial Watermen’s Conservation, Captain Casey Streeter; and
  • moderator Mike Conroy, Executive Director of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations.

Participants were very interested in discussing solutions, including development of land-based recirculating aquaculture and aquaponics systems. A lively Q&A followed the panel presentations.

The major takeaway was clear: given the serious challenges our domestic seafood industry is already facing, the last thing the federal government should be doing is supporting the expansion of offshore finfish farming. If you would like to access a video recording of the event, please email mcufone@recirculatingfarms.org.

Stay tuned for the next event in our Responsible Seafood series coming in June, which will cover other challenges beyond climate change for our seafood and shoreside food producers and ways to address them.

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Advocating for Fair Policies

Promoting Sustainable Agriculture


Food Access
Growing Local NOLA is a community food and farm hub in the Central City neighborhood of New Orleans, LA.

Mobile Health & Wellness
Growing Local On The Geaux provides health-supportive services across New Orleans.


National
Challenging policymakers and others to promote expansion of sustainable farming and fair access to fresh food in the United States. More

Local
Working with state and local elected officials and agencies to advocate for accessible, fresh food in Louisiana. More


Recirculating Farms
Working with individuals and groups to raise awareness of the benefits of recirculating farming. Learn more and find a farm near you!

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