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

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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 […]

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Love Your City Awards Gala Donates Recirculating Farms’ Local Garden Bags to Dryades YMCA Healthy Families Project

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Last week, supporters of LifeCity and its Regional Sustainability Committee, of the Love Your City Awards Gala donated 150 Recirculating Farms’ Growing Local garden bags to Dryades YMCA‘s Healthy Families project. The donation is part of an ongoing effort by Recirculating Farms, to increasing equity in local, healthy food production and distribution. Every year, LifeCity […]

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Love Your City Gala Raises Funds for Garden Bag Deliveries!

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This week, supporters of LifeCity and its Regional Sustainability Committee, of the Love Your City Awards Gala donated 100 Recirculating Farms’ Growing Local garden bags to elder musicians and medically vulnerable culture bearers in the Makin’ Groceries program of the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic. The donation is part of an ongoing effort by Recirculating Farms, […]

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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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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 […]