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Appellate Court Favors Groups Challenging Ocean Fish Farming

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Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision on a very important lawsuit about ocean fish farming. Several groups had sued to stop the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the federal agency responsible for conservation and management of ocean resources, like fish, from issuing a permit to an ocean fish farming company in […]

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Johns Hopkins and Partners Launch Aquaponics Survey

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Hey all you aquaponic farmers and gardeners out there – great news – we are making an impact on sustainable agriculture (well we always knew that of course- but now others are starting to notice too!) Johns Hopkins University and others created a special survey to collect information on aquaponic enthusiasts. This is a great […]

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Feeding Frenzy

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One of the biggest challenges in aquaculture today remains what to feed the fish.  Catching wild fish to feed farmed fish is inefficient and can cause all sorts of ecological problems when there are not enough small prey fish to feed larger fish, marine mammals, and birds.  Additionally, small fish are often a critical source […]

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A School of Fish!

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In college as well as K-12 grade, aquaponics is making its way to the classroom. This was the focal point of a conference at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where speakers from around the country explored how recirculating farms can both provide fresh, healthy food for local cafeterias, and be a prominent program of study […]

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Fish Farms Threaten Gulf of Mexico

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The Gulf of Mexico—and the many people that care about and depend on it for their livelihoods — have taken a beating in recent years; major hurricanes and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill continue to cause long term problems. Even as Gulf fisheries struggle to recover from the devastating impacts from these catastrophes, a new […]

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NOLA – much more than Bourbon Street and Po’ Boys

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New Orleans’ infamous label as the “Worst Food Desert in the U.S.” was superseded by a new – and much more flattering – claim to fame: home to important “food hubs”. Yesterday, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary of Agriculture announced a new report about food hubs across the United States. It’s […]

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TEDX Manhattan 2013!

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It’s that time of year again – when good food advocates from all around the country gather in New York City for TEDx Manhattan: Changing the Way We Eat. We come together to acknowledge that conversations about food are changing. Rising obesity rates, frequent scares about contaminated food and environmental degradation have made it abundantly […]

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One Step Closer to GE Fish?

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While many people were occupied with end-of-year preparations and festivities, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was busy too – it released a favorable environmental assessment of genetically engineered (GE) salmon, a move that paves the way for the agency’s approval of the fish for human consumption. This will be the first time in […]

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Our Ocean Needs You!

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Help protect the waters, wildlife and people of the Gulf of Mexico and the rest of our oceans too! The Gulf of Mexico has been battered by hurricanes, covered in oil and then sprayed above and below with chemicals in an effort to mask the terrible effects of the spill. Now, the Gulf faces another […]