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U.S. Corps of Engineers Issues Nationwide Permit for Industrial Aquaculture

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a nationwide permit facilitating the rapid development and construction of large-scale commercial finfish aquaculture facilities in federal waters, among other major industries. The permit, which takes effect on March 15, 2021, will allow corporations to speed and scale up the development of industrial fish farms. This form of aquaculture […]

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Advocates Urge Commerce Secretary Nominee to Prioritize Sustainable Seafood

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On January 7, the Biden transition team announced the nomination of Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo to be the next Secretary of Commerce. The Commerce Secretary oversees the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), under which is the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). As such, Raimondo would oversee federal environmental and business policies that impact […]

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Coalition Appeals EPA Permit For Gulf of Mexico Fish Farm

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SARASOTA, FL —  On October 30, 2020, The Don’t Cage Our Ocean Coalition joined together today with local and regional partners to file an appeal against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) pollution discharge permit for Velella Epsilon, an industrial finfish aquaculture facility vying for construction permits in federal waters off of Sarasota, Florida. The EPA’s permit […]

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6 Things You Should Know About Seafood

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This piece appears courtesy of FoodPrint  By Ryan Nebeker If you have eaten seafood recently, odds are you have eaten farmed seafood. You might have believed you were making a sustainable and healthy choice, one that helps protect wild populations and is a smart way to feed a growing population. But the real story of […]

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MSC Reviews Gulf Menhaden Fishery For Label

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The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is a private labeling enterprise that reviews fisheries worldwide for certification to their standards. Companies seeking certification for their fisheries pay a fee to the MSC for review and certification. Fisheries are rarely entirely denied the label, though some fisheries have been given conditional certification if they make certain changes […]

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Feds Consider Endangered Species Act Protection for Pacific Bluefin Tuna

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In June, the Recirculating Farms Coalition, along with various other organizations petitioned the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect Pacific Bluefin Tuna under the Endangered Species Act, because the total population has plummeted to about 3% of its initial size. The effort, let by the Center for Biological Diversity, has resulted in the federal agency […]

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Canada Embraces Recirculating Farming

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Recirculating aquaculture is getting the spotlight early in 2014 with Canada announcing a new Vancouver Island facility that is raising salmon commercially in a completely land-based system. The new endeavor has created much discussion about how recirculating farms are changing the landscape for farming across the continent and that open water aquaculture should be a […]

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Holidays, Recipes and Recirculating Farms

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Holidays often evoke images of gathering with family and friends, and cooking and eating fun, delicious food. Two weeks back, we discussed the incredible variety of food and plants that come from recirculating farms.  So why not include them in your holiday plans? These farms produce some of our favorite vegetables – like peppers and […]