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Pandemic impact spreads to North American aquaculture

Disruptions due to COVID-19 have dragged down seafood sales all over North America and the impact is felt across the supply chain. Restaurant closures have badly affected farmers from Alaska to Washington State to their peers in British Columbia all the way to Atlantic Canada.

Loan facility to help seafood farmers with cash flow needs

Canada’s largest agricultural term lender is offering emergency financial support to agricultural and seafood farmers to help them with cash flow during this difficult time.
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Bracing for COVID-19

Crisis management expert shares business advice on navigating through a pandemic. » Read more

Washington oyster farmers defenseless against pest

Oyster farms in the single largest oyster growing area in the U.S. face an uncertain future after being left with no pest control option to fight an invasive species. » Read more

Video game creator brings aquaculture to gamers

A video game that recently incorporated fish farming into the game’s environs could help spread the word about aquaculture. » Read more
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Faux protein 101

Cell-based meat and fish are grown in labs today, but someday will be produced in large-scale, certified, commercial food facilities. Here’s a highly simplified version of how the process works. » Read more

NOAA names new director for aquaculture

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has appointed Danielle Blacklock as the agency’s new director for the Office of Aquaculture. » Read more
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