Acting in the name of US food security, the White House has issued an executive order streamlining the aquaculture permitting process and combatting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
Danielle Blacklock, director of NOAA Fisheries’ Office of Aquaculture, discusses future of U.S. industry
Danielle Blacklock took over as director of NOAA Fisheries’ Office of Aquaculture in mid-March, just as the COVID-19 pandemic began to come to a head in the United States. Over the past decade, Blacklock has served in multiple positions at NOAA, most recently as a senior policy advisor for aquaculture.
The United States has the potential to be a global leader in aquaculture production, but critics say that can’t happen until a complicated regulatory process is streamlined.
NOAA has appointed Danielle Blacklock to provide the strategic vision for developing a strong marine aquaculture industry in United States federal waters.
Doubling the size of the US aquaculture sector would create 50,000 jobs, according to one of the country’s leading seafood executives.
On average, Americans consumed 16.1 pounds of seafood in 2018, a slight uptick from the year before, according to the latest “Fisheries of the United States” report released by NOAA Fisheries on 21 February.
A NOAA-developed tool called OceanReports can instantly assess whether a location is suitable for aquaculture.
What if I showed you evidence suggesting the global supply of beef, chicken or pork could collapse over the coming decades? You might well panic at the thought.
Americans currently import 90% of the seafood they consume, could fish farming change that?
An offshore project spearheaded by Hubbs SeaWorld Research Institute (HSWRI) could provide valuable information for the future of U.S.’s aquaculture industry. Whether the proactive attempt to redefine the country’s seafood production and supply is successful is contingent upon a full endorsement by the federal government, but Pacific Ocean Aquafarms, in the meantime, hopes to gain the Port of San Diego’s ear.