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Coalition Sends Letter to President Biden On Seafood and Aquaculture

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Yesterday, the Don’t Cage Our Oceans Coalition, of which Recirculating Farms is a founding member, sent a letter to the Biden Administration, urging an end to policies that accelerate the development of harmful industrial fish farms, and instead support sustainable seafood protection that protects our marine environment. Several executive orders issued by the Trump Administration, […]

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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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Federal Agencies Rush Industrial Aquaculture Development, Threatening Fishing, Communities, and Ecosystems

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Today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the main federal agency tasked with managing ocean resources, will move to designate waters off Southern California and in the Gulf of Mexico as “Aquaculture Opportunity Areas” (AOA). Areas designated as AOAs have been pre-approved for expansion of industrial aquaculture facilities, as dictated in President Trump’s May […]

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5th Circuit Appeals Court Upholds Stop on Fish Farming in Gulf of Mexico!

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Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held illegal the Department of Commerce’s federal regulations (through National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Marine Fisheries Service) that would have permitted, for the very first time, large-scale industrial finfish aquaculture operations offshore in U.S. federal waters. The appellate court affirmed a 2018 […]

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Fishing and Public Interest Groups Sue Feds Re: Offshore Aquaculture

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On Friday afternoon, February 12th, twelve fishing and public interest groups jointly sued the federal government, challenging new regulations allowing industrial fish farming in the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), under the Department of Commerce are agencies charged with protecting […]

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World Largest Salmon Farming Co on NYSE

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The world’s biggest salmon farmer, Marine Harvest, will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange, joining other companies that raise animals for food, like Tyson and Sanderson Farms. The company says the move is designed to help them attract more interest in aquaculture. “We want to grow even faster,” Marine Harvest Chief Executive Alf-Helge […]

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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 […]