Category: Aquaculture

The Maine microplastics researcher re-envisioning aquaculture

Read the full story at DownEast.

Stonington’s Abby Barrows dialed back a globetrotting research career to take over an oyster farm in her hometown. Now, she’s out to refashion the equipment of her new profession, to keep Maine’s booming aquaculture sector from fouling the waters it relies upon.

To make fishing sustainable, we need to track fish as they move around the world

Read the full story at Massive Science.

Wealthier nations have extensive telemetry networks, but the majority of worldwide fish catch goes untracked

Sea scallops farmed in Maine aren’t just sustainable. They’re helping their habitat.

Read the full story in the New York Times.

There are only a handful of these farms in the United States, most run by fishing families in Maine. But their number is growing.

Trawling bycatch increases risk of marine life extinction in Brazil

Read the full story at Monga Bay.

Up to 50 kilos of fish caught in Brazil are thrown away for every kilo that arrives on land; more than 400,000 tons of marine life were discarded between 2000 and 2018 in just four states.

Less than 10% of the 25,618 fishing boats registered by the Brazilian government are monitored by satellites, and the program that tracks fishing boats by these satellites is not publicly open and not integrated with worldwide monitoring initiatives.

At the global level, 19 countries, regions and territories have prohibited trawling in their waters, including two in South America: Chile and Peru.

‘It’s a miracle crop’: the pioneers pushing the powers of seaweed

Read the full story in The Guardian.

Kelp can clean New York’s polluted waters, tackle climate change and is sustainable – but growers need a law change first.

The 7 R’s of integrating tribal and Indigenous partnerships into aquaculture literacy

Read the full story from NOAA.

Aquaculture, the fastest growing form of agriculture in the world, has the potential to create jobs, support resilient working waterfronts and coastal communities, and sustainably produce healthy food. As U.S. aquaculture grows, aquaculture resource managers and their partners have the opportunity to shape a community that is diverse, inclusive, and accessible. Integrating perspectives from tribal and Indigenous groups who have important histories and expertise with aquaculture is a critical step of this process.

6PPD quinone: The environmental contaminant killing Coho salmon

Read the full story in Food Navigator.

An everyday chemical has been found to be highly toxic. Contamination of waterways is responsible for what had been the unexplained mass deaths of Coho salmon. We take a look at 6-PPD quinone, what it means for the food system and why it is important to develop detection methods.

Troubled waters: How high fish mortality and poor animal welfare threaten the profitability of aquaculture

Read the full story in Food Navigator.

Aquaculture profits are at risk if the seafood industry fails to address ESG issues – including poor animal welfare and high fish mortality – a new report warns.

Key trends impacting fisheries and aquaculture in the United States

This National Law Review article summarizes key trends in illegal fishing enforcement, ocean plastics, technology, marketing claims, conservation and carbon sequestration, and permitting that impact U.S. fisheries and the aquaculture industry.

How genetic engineering will help make fishing more sustainable

Read the full story from the Genetic Literacy Project.

The introduction of the GM salmon should not be cause for controversy but instead should be welcomed as genetic engineering has the potential to make the fishing industry more sustainable at a time when worldwide fishing stocks have plunged in response to overfishing and pollution of the seas and are further threatened by global warming. Judging by present trends of worldwide fishing, ocean fish stocks could be depleted by 2050

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