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Researchers lay groundwork for emerging US seaweed industry

Cultivation of seaweed in the US faces big barriers: the lack of commercial-scale processing, competition with lower-cost Asian imports, inconsistent oversight, and increasing food safety concerns, say farmers and researchers.

From software to shellfish

Jordi St. John makes a good living working for a software company based in Washington, DC. But St. John is not just a desk jockey – he spent many years on the water and had previously served as a captain on Windjammers Cruises in Portland. When he noticed increased aquaculture activity on the New Meadows River near his home in West Bath, Maine, he again heard the water’s siren song.
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BC farmers’ group eyes certification for all farms in province

Finfish aquaculture provides a healthy protein choice for people to eat, and studies have shown it’s also healthy for the planet, but salmon farmers in BC are committed to make it even healthier for both by having all salmon farms in the province certified to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council. » Read more

Farmers call attention to oyster thefts

Oyster thefts continue to be a big problem for US farmers. While a handful of cases have attracted significant media attention, many are unreported and some are so sizable that they threaten the existence of the businesses. » Read more

Nova Scotia is the gold standard for aquaculture

For more than 40 years Nova Scotians have supported marine fish farming and recognized that it can co-exist with other fisheries on working waterfronts. » Read more
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NC Aquaculture Development Conference

March 12 - March 14, 2020
Location: New Bern, NC, USA
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RAStech 2020

November 16 – 17, 2020
Location: South Carolina, U.S.A.
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