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Don’t Bet on Offshore Finfish Farming

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Guest post by James Mitchell, Legislative Director, Don’t Cage our Oceans March Madness is wrapping up, and perhaps you have been checking your bracket feverishly for weeks. Or maybe you picked the Kentucky Wildcats to win the whole thing and your bracket broke on the first day of the tournament. Not that I um, did […]

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Hurricane Ida Impacts

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Guest post by Sophie Miller – Serve Louisiana Member, 2021 Hurricane Ida hit the Louisiana coast on August 29th, 2021, one month ago to the day, as a Category 4 hurricane. There was considerable damage to Orleans Parish, predominantly caused by wind rather than flooding. Though there was still significant flooding, it was not as […]

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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 […]