The U.S Department of Agriculture reports that in the last two decades, the value of aquaculture production has risen to nearly a $1 billion industry. Patricia Duncan, Fort Valley State University’s Director of Aquaculture, says it’s an industry that’s on the rise.
“Aquaculture is really any time that you are raising aquatic animals or plants in a system where you have control over it,” said Patricia L. Duncan, Director of Aquaculture of Fort Valley State University. See a video and read more … us casinos that take mastercard
Industry demand for the “sustainable seafood” label, issued by the Marine Stewardship Council, is increasing. But some environmentalists fear fisheries are being certified despite evidence showing that the fish population is in trouble — or when there’s not enough information to know the impact on the oceans.
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Knowing of your interest in sustainable seafood, I want to call your attention to two features we posted online today.
NOAA and the USDA have mutually released a final report detailing options for alternative ingredients for aquaculture feeds. The report contains 20 findings and recommendations, and profiles seven case studies that feature promising research on alternatives and how they are being used. Entitled ‘The Future of Aquafeeds,’ this report is part of the NOAA-USDA Alternative Feeds Initiative, launched in 2007 to identify and develop alternative dietary ingredients that will reduce the amount of fishmeal and fish oil in feeds while still maintaining the important human health benefits of farmed seafood.
The University of Colorado will host a double-header of fish-farming documentaries next week to explore the industry that produces half the fish consumed today. Fish farming isn’t black or white, good or bad, said CU grad Sarah Curry, who worked on both films. “That’s what makes it an interesting and hard subject to talk about,” Curry said. Read more …
For those interested in what fish farmers “north of the borders” are doing, following this link will take you to a short video and accompanying article by Northern Ontario Business (NOB) about the Ontario cage culture industry. Last summer the Northern Ontario Aquaculture Association (NOAA) welcomed the NOB reporter and videographer to North Wind Fisheries Ltd. and Meeker’s Aquaculture.
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Northern Ontario Aquaculture Association (NOAA)
P.O. Box 124
9050 Hwy 6
Little Current, ON P0P 1K0
Phone: +1 705 368 1345
Cell: +1 705 968 1345
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Cooke Aquaculture in New Brunswick, Canada, has a series of short videos on five separate themes on their website. Even though they are specific to Cooke, these are all common themes that we are all interested in promoting. Cooke is the largest Canadian owned aquaculture company.
- It’s All About the Food
- Quality Assured – From Egg to Plate
- On the Road to Sustainability
- Healthy Food, Healthy Families, Healthy Communities
- Innovation: From Family Farm to Industry Leader
The videos can be accessed by clicking here!