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Alaska seafood veteran Jeff Hetrick joins Northwest Alliance board

Hetrick is the director of the Alutiiq Pride Marine Institute (APMI) in Seward, Alaska. APMI is a tribally-managed marine research facility and a subsidiary of the Chugach Regional Resources Commission, a tribal consortium for the management and preservation of natural resources for the native peoples of south central Alaska.

RAS loses its shine for the wealthy

Land-based salmon farming is one of the innovations that has caught the eye of the clients of CREO Syndicate, a New York-based organization that helps smooth the path for the wealthy to realize their impact-investing goals. Yet interest in the sector waned after “concerns around many of the risks” have been magnified over the past few months.

Newfoundland association announces new executive director

Jamie Baker is the new executive director of the the Newfoundland and Labrador Aquaculture Industry Association. According to the association’s statement, Baker has gained experience in the seafood sector through communications, news media and industry representation.
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Reshaping Nova Scotia’s aquaculture

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B.C. salmon farmers slam ratings downgrade

California-based Seafood Watch has downgraded the rating of Atlantic salmon farmed in British Columbia from “good alternative” to “avoid” because of poor performance in terms of chemical use and disease, but salmon farmers have slammed the new rating as an utter disregard for science-backed findings and shows the pressure from activists is working. » Read more

Salmon farmers outperform other protein producers

The Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index said aquaculture continues to outperform other animal protein producers on environmental, social and governance factors. For the third year in a row, Mowi topped the ranking, beating meat and dairy farmers and other farmed fish producers. » Read more
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