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Hawaii says Aloha! to marine aquaculture

Alex Whitebrook/ November 16, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Partnership to raise Hawaii’s global visibility in marine aquaculture The University of Hawaiʻi and state agencies have formed a partnership to raise Hawaii’s global visibility in marine aquaculture and to capitalize on the commercial opportunities available worldwide. The partners are the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation (HSDC), University of Hawaiʻi, UH Ventures, LLC and Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA).

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Cage aquaculture offers fresh hope to marine fish farmers

Alex Whitebrook/ November 15, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Tsunza village in Kwale County is home to various aquatic resources that include different kinds of fish and sea creatures. As expected, fishing is the mainstay of the area and the economic activity is mainly artisanal, subsistence or inshore. However, this is changing following the introduction of cage fish farming that is slowly having a huge impact on the community,

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Women in aquaculture: Linn Therese Skår Hosteland

Alex Whitebrook/ November 15, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Linn Therese Skår Hosteland grew up helping her family produce salmon, cod and halibut on a farm in western Norway. Despite wanting to escape the sector at 15, she has no regrets at returning in 2014 – first as a journalist, most recently as communications officer for the Norwegian coastal shipowners’ trade organisation Kystrederiene. What are your earliest memories of

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The aquaculture industry has a positive story to tell, but…

Alex Whitebrook/ November 14, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Campaigns by environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs) that oversimplify complex aquaculture issues have left British Columbians caught in a fog of competing politicized agendas, contested science and misinformation. “The net effect has been to create and perpetuate a climate of public skepticism and opposition that has spilled over into the political realm,” states a new study by researchers from the University

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Maine Aquaculture Projects Dredge Up Memories Of Polluted Industrial Waterways

Alex Whitebrook/ November 13, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

At a recent hearing in Kittery, so many people showed up to weigh in on the proposed expansion of an oyster-growing operation in a local creek, Department of Marine Resources hearing officer Amanda Ellis had to make a choice. “Based on the number that we’re seeing we’ve made the decision to postpone the hearing,” she said. But opponents such as

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Investing in the future of aquaculture in B.C.

Alex Whitebrook/ November 12, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

If you think that salmon farming in Western Canada’s oceans is a sunset industry, think again. The big three in British Columbia’s aquaculture industry – Marine Harvest, Cermaq and Grieg Seafood – are spending tens of millions of dollars in sea vessels and barges, bringing new technology to improve their operations and boost the local economies of coastal communities. Dean

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Aquaculture in action: in-pond innovation doubles tilapia production in Egyptian trials

Alex Whitebrook/ November 12, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

In the face of rising production costs and limited land and water availability, Egyptian fish farmers are looking for new ways to achieve higher productivity and profitability The in-pond raceway system (IPRS) cultures fish in raceways in existing pond units. Solid waste is removed, conserving water quality for reuse. Developed at Auburn University in Alabama, United States, the system has

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Turning the tide in Asia with aquaculture

Alex Whitebrook/ November 9, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Tip O’Neill said, “All politics is local.” It is just as applicable to global environmental diplomacy as it is to local ward politics. You have to go to the source of the problem to solve a challenge as vast as the health of the world’s oceans. That’s exactly what the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Monterey Bay Aquarium are

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Big aquaculture bulldozes Borneo

Alex Whitebrook/ November 8, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Not long ago, the clearing had been home to mangroves, saltwater-loving trees that anchor a web of life stretching from fish larvae hatching in the cradle of their underwater roots to the hornbills squawking at their crown. Now the trees’ benevolent presence was gone, in their place a swath of stripped soil littered with felled trunks as grey as fossils.

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EU green lights aquaculture imports from Myanmar

Alex Whitebrook/ November 7, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

The EU has approved the import of aquaculture products from Myanmar, in a move that has been welcomed by aquaculture producers in the Southeast Asian country. “It’s a great accomplishment for the EU projects/people that have been working hard for the past years to make this happen,” said Jonah van Beijnen, an aquaculture expert closely involved with EU projects in

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