Aquaculture

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Posted on December 7, 2017 - 9:21am, by raye
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Via SeafoodSource

"The United Nations has said the one country with the greatest potential to make a significant contribution to aquaculture is the United States. Just one-tenth of one percent of U.S. managed waters could produce an amount of seafood equal to the world total wild catch, he said."

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Posted on November 29, 2017 - 10:54am, by raye
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Via The Nature Conservancy 

"We’ll likely see another 3 billion people on the planet by 2050, leading to a massive increase in demand for food, land and water. We have to find ways to feed the planet without increasing pressure on both terrestrial and marine habitats. Aquaculture, done well, offers a huge potential not just for producing food for a growing planet, but to provide livelihoods to coastal communities and, in the case of shellfish or seaweed culture, help recover lost ecosystem services."

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Posted on November 28, 2017 - 10:36am, by raye
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Via CTV News

"B.C. photographer Tavish Campbell recorded the video.Campbell dives all over B.C. to take underwater photos of wild salmon and sea life. But he says he's never seen anything quite like his footage of a thick column of blood gushing out of a pipe onto the ocean floor."

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Posted on November 16, 2017 - 6:38pm, by abrown
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Via The Seattle Times

"Under fire after a collapse and massive escape last summer, Atlantic salmon net-pen farming would be banned in Washington under legislation that will be filed by Sen. Kevin Ranker this coming session."

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Posted on November 16, 2017 - 6:16pm, by abrown
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Via The Seattle Times

"The Atlantic salmon that were spilled into Puget Sound in a major net-pen farm escape at Cypress Island in August appear to be gone, with the fish not turning up in stream surveys by state biologists or in fall fisheries...But meanwhile, the political consequences of the escape are just starting, with a legislative work session on the net-pen collapse this Wednesday in Olympia, and the first lawsuit filed against Cooke on Monday."

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Posted on November 16, 2017 - 5:29pm, by abrown
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Via NewsDeeply

"The recent escape of 160,000 Atlantic salmon raised in Pacific Ocean pens and environmental concerns about the impact of fish farms on wild populations have prompted a new look at inland aquaculture"

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Posted on November 15, 2017 - 10:27am, by nwehner
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Via The Stranger

"On Monday, the Wild Fish Conservancy announced the group is filing a lawsuit against Cooke Aquaculture Pacific, LLC, for violating the Clean Water Act. Cooke Aquaculture, the group argues, was responsible for the inadvertent release of hundreds of thousands of farmed Atlantic salmon into public waters, which could potentially out-compete endangered Chinook salmon and steelhead for both food and spawning grounds, as well as spread disease and parasites to native populations."

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Posted on October 12, 2017 - 11:47am, by abrown
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Via The Seattle Times

After the Cooke Aquaculture Atlantic Salmon spill, the company reportedly offered the Lummi Nation extra money for the fish they caught if the tribe agreed to keep silent about a ban on net pen Atlantic salmon farms in Washington.

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