Nine Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Aquaculture

By NOAA Fisheries:

Many aquaculture producers in the United States don’t raise fish, despite the industry’s popular image of fish farming. In fact, oysters were the most commercially valuable domestic farmed marine species in recent years. In 2017, oyster farmers harvested 36 million pounds valued at $186 million. And clams ranked number two in production value in 2012–2017. Other top U.S. marine aquaculture products include mussels, shrimps, and salmon.  

In recent years, a growing number of entrepreneurs are also turning to kelp to supply sustainable seafood and coastal jobs.

Read the full article at the American Fisheries Society:

https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/nine-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-aquaculture

 

Trump order leaves US offshore permit applicants pleased but uncertain

By Jason Smith, Undercurrent News:

Members of the small community of aspiring offshore aquaculturists who are in the middle of submitting their permits to farm in US federal waters, or who plan to do so soon, are generally pretty pleased about the recent presidential order meant to streamline the permitting process…”

Read the full article at Undercurrent News:

https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2020/06/08/trump-order-leaves-us-offshore-permit-applicants-pleased-but-uncertain/

Ocean Crops: Is This The Next Frontier For Agriculture?

By Nishan Degnarain, Forbes.com

The food and agriculture industry is undergoing a radical transformation around the world. Covid-19 has accelerated disruptions to the global food supply chain.

Structurally, this transformation is long overdue as the world heads toward a population of 10 billion over the next thirty years.…”

 

Read the full article at Forbes.com:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/nishandegnarain/2020/07/29/ocean-crops-is-this-the-next-frontier-for-agriculture/#1d99b5f45c95

Why the stage should be set for US aquaculture growth

By Rob Fletcher, The Fish Site:

“A convergence in a number of factors – including technological advances and a change in the attitudes of the environmental community – have helped to set the stage for aquaculture growth in the US…”

Read the full article at the Fish Site:

https://thefishsite.com/articles/why-the-stage-should-be-set-for-us-aquaculture-growth