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March 27, 2019

‘Fear factor’ holding VCs back from aquaculture tech investments

At the inaugural Animal AgTech Innovation Summit in San Francisco on March 18, the role of technology in delivering sustainability and efficiency to aquaculture was in the spotlight.

Nova Scotia needs oyster seeds

Having consistent and reliable source of seed is one the biggest issues across the farmed shellfish sector and Nova Scotia’s farmed shellfish industry is certainly no exception.

Oil-spill funds could hatch more projects

The Florida oyster industry is competing for a share of recovery funds from BP, whose oil spill in 2010 sped up the decline of oyster beds in Apalachicola.
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Learn about Aquaponics at RAStech 2019. Seats are almost sold out so register now!

Aquaponic systems are becoming increasingly popular, and more farms are finding innovative ways to produce more than one crop in their RAS. Aquaponics is a recirculating aquaculture system that incorporates the production of plants without soil. In typical recirculating aquaculture systems, the goal is to produce large quantities of aquatic biomass in small amounts of space and small volumes of water. In such a system, waste products can accumulate if not physically removed or otherwise filtered via mechanical or biological means. The organic buildup and metabolic by-products can be re-used in an aquaponic system by a secondary crop: plants.

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Farmed fish earn cool points for helping fuel airplane

Is there anything farmed fish can’t do? Latest news has it that biofuel extracted from a desert plant called salicornia has powered a commercial airplane, a first in aviation history. So where does our hero come in? The fish fertilized the plant, making the biofuel even more sustainable. » Read more

New Bedford top bet for aquaculture development

The city of New Bedford has the strongest potential for commercial-scale aquaculture in the entire region of the Massachusetts South Coast, says a study. » Read more

NC Aquaculture Development Conference

March 28-30
New Bern Convention Center, New Bern, NC
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Commercial Aquaponics Workshop

April 9-11
Auburn University's Aquaculture and Fisheries Business Institute, Auburn, Alabama
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RAStech 2019

May 13-14
Washington, DC
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