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RFC and the Growing Local Collaborative

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In recent years, RFC has been working cooperatively with several New Orleans, Louisiana organizations: Liberty’s Kitchen, NOLA Food Policy Advisory Committee, SPROUT NOLA, and Top Box Foods Louisiana, to collectively promote community health and wellness through increased food access, job training, and policy advocacy. Last year, these organizations formalized the relationships, under the “Growing Local […]

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Victory — Court Stops Fish Farms in Gulf

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Today, the Recirculating Farms Coalition, along with fishing, consumer and conservation organizations, won a major legal victory when U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana decided that a federal regulation to develop finfish farms in the Gulf of Mexico was invalid. Marianne Cufone, local counsel on the case and Executive Director of the Recirculating Farms […]

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Johns Hopkins: Near and Offshore Finfish Aquaculture Poses Risks

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Expanding nearshore finfish farming or establishing an offshore industry in the U.S. carries significant risks to aquatic ecosystems and public health, according to a report published by researchers at Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, in the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental Health and Engineering. The report assesses whether an expanded […]

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Federal Fish Farming Lawsuit Moves Forward

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On September 21st commercial and recreational fishing groups, and conservation, consumer and farming organizations jointly filed their arguments in a legal brief on why the federal government cannot allow industrial aquaculture in U.S. waters. Read more here. The new filings are notably significant, as the entire case could be won or lost on the information […]

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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 […]