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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 […]

Mexico, Earth Ocean Farms Take Steps to Aid Recovery of Totoaba

SEAFOODSOURCE.COM By Cliff White, Editor Published on Thursday, September 01, 2016 A collaboration between Mexican governmental agencies and marine aquaculture firm Earth Ocean Farms is aiming to improve the plight of the totoaba, an endangered fish valued in Asia for its supposed medicinal properties. Officials from Mexico’s Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) and […]

Feds Endorse Gulf of Mexico Fish Farms

THE ST. AUGUSTINE RECORD By KEVIN WADLOW Florida Keys Keynoter Offshore fish farms could soon be raising native species in Gulf of Mexico waters. Beginning in early February, commercial marine farmers can begin seeking permits from the National Marine Fisheries Service, an agency of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. A rule issued Jan. 11 […]

Ocean Farm Technologies and OceanSpar Join Forces. New Company to Develop Innovative, Open-Ocean Products

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Seattle, WA and Morrill, ME On January 1, 2015, Ocean Farm Technologies and OceanSpar merged to form InnovaSea Systems, Inc., a new company committed to developing the next wave of innovative, open-ocean products and services to support the growing mariculture industry. “It’s going to take considerable design and engineering talent to create […]

OCEANS: Debate churns as NOAA is set to open U.S. waters to aquaculture

Emily Yehle, E&E reporter Greenwire: Thursday, November 20, 2014 http://www.eenews.net/stories/1060009321 Giant cages float off the shores of Hawaii, housing hundreds of thousands of yellowtail snapper in the deep waters of the Pacific.The so-called Hawaiian Kampachi spend about one year in their net pens before they’re put on ice and sold to restaurants and wholesalers in […]

Meet San Diego’s ‘Aquacowboy’

Photo courtesy of Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute BY: CLARE LESCHIN-HOARCONNECT | OCTOBER 8, 2014 Voices of San Diego | voiceofsandiego.org   America’s running a deep seafood deficit. We control more ocean than any nation in the world – a whopping 2.8 billion acres – yet we import 91 percent of the seafood we eat. But if Don […]

The Other Other White Meat

The Other Other White Meat Ever heard of cobia? Meet tomorrow’s fish—and a new way to farm that one man wants to bring to a coast near you. Daniel Stone Photographs and videos by Spencer Millsap PUBLISHED APRIL 30, 2014 Brian O’Hanlon has asked to leave the doors off our helicopter. He wants our pilot […]

Taking Aquaculture to New Depths

January 3, 2014 – 4:26pm BRUCE ERSKINE BUSINESS REPORTER THE CHRONICLE HERALD N.S. exec: Open Blue cages deeper than usual fish farms, process more eco-friendly Open Blue Global Services (Canada) Inc. president Mike Magnus. (FILE)   Mike Magnus says his latest business venture will revolutionize the global seafood industry. “It’s the new paradigm when it […]