Entries by cunadelmar

Moving aquaculture out to sea could rescue coastal ecosystems

Fish ponds have scarred coastal environments in Asia, but offshore fish farms might save wetlands and improve yields chinadialogueocean Along the shore of northern Java, the most densely populated island in Indonesia, they thought they had it made back in the 1980s, when the craze for turning mangrove swamps into prawn ponds took hold. Prawn […]

Study backs offshore aquaculture expansion

NEWS PROVIDED BYThe Fish Site 17 July 2019 / The Fish Site Offshore finfish farming operations can have “minimal impacts to the surrounding waters”, according to the results of a new study. The conclusion follows the investigation into the waters from Open Blue’s cobia production site off the coast of Panama, by scientists at the University […]

Innovasea Completes Purchase of Norway-based Nortek Akvakultur

NEWS PROVIDED BYInnovaSea  BOSTON and HALIFAX, Nova Scotia and BERGEN, Norway, March 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Innovasea Systems announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Norway-based Nortek Akvakultur.  Nortek Akvakultur has been combined with Innovasea’s Realtime Aquaculture unit to form the Innovasea Instrumentation team.

Fourth Release of Totoaba in Baja

  July 5, 2018 / Business Wire / — This afternoon SEMARNAT, CONAPESCA and the office of the Governor of Baja California Sur joined forces with Earth Ocean Farms to release 40,000 juvenile totoaba (Totoaba macdonaldi) in the Sea of Cortez with the goal of re-populating this species which is at risk of extinction due to overfishing […]

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2018 Seafood Champion Award winners revealed

  June 19, 2018 / Madelyn Kearns, Seafood Source / — Selected from a pool of 17 finalists, the 2018 Champions “reflect a seafood marketplace striving for even greater environmental, social, and economic sustainability,” said Diversified Communications, an organizer of the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in partnership with SeaWeb. Read more >

Is the United States Ready for Offshore Aquaculture?

PHOTO COURTESY OF: OPEN BLUE April 20, 2017 — Editor’s note: This story was produced in collaboration with the Food & Environment Reporting Network, a non-profit investigative news organization. Harlon Pearce walks muck-booted past processors gutting wild drum and red snapper to showcase a half-full new 5,000-square-foot (500-square-meter) freezer he hopes will someday house a fresh […]