Sep 252014
 

Seafood Source logoSeveral doctors and organizations are encouraging the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to update its 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) to include more seafood.

The USDA accepted public comments ahead of its public meeting on 16-17 September in Washington, D.C. This is the fifth and final public meeting before the USDA releases the final draft guidelines in early 2015.

Commenters in support of Americans eating more seafood are urging the USDA to recommend that the public eat two to three seafood meals weekly, while some individuals and organizations say the USDA should caution Americans to eat only eat sustainable seafood and seafood low in methyl mercury.  Read more …

Sep 242014
 

Longtime fish farmer and former Villa Organic CEO Johan Andreassen is planning a bet on inland farming of Atlantic salmon in the United States.

Now the chairman of Norway-based Atlantic Sapphire, Andreassen is in the permitting process for a $250 million-$300m salmon farm in Homestead, Florida, capable of producing 30,000 metric tons a year of whole gutted Atlantic salmon for the US market.  Read more …

Sep 182014
 

FIS_logoThe director of the Economy and Fisheries Policy of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Lahsen Adabouch, stated the development of the aquaculture industry and an increased use of resources are two key elements given the higher global demand for seafood.

According to a study carried out by the FAO, the World Bank and several scientific institutions, in 2030 aquaculture will provide nearly two-thirds of the global fish consumption, compared to the 51 per cent it currently represents.  Read more …

Sep 152014
 

State ag officials say Wisconsin’s growing aquaculture industries are a good sign of growth for fishing and other associated activities.

Ag program supervisor Mike Bandli says most of Wisconsin’s aquaculture focuses on fish farms, fish hatcheries and pay-for-fish establishments. Traditionally it’s anglers that benefit the most from the hatcheries and paid-for establishments, but fish farms for food are growing in number. “Historically there’s been a number of farms that raise trout for human consumption.Over the last number of years there’s been interest in raising perch as well, and recently there’s been an interest in raising walleye.”  Read more …

Sep 122014
 

State ag officials say Wisconsin’s growing aquaculture industries are a good sign of growth for fishing and other associated activities.

Ag program supervisor Mike Bandli says most of Wisconsin’s aquaculture focuses on fish farms, fish hatcheries and pay-for-fish establishments. Traditionally it’s anglers that benefit the most from the hatcheries and paid-for establishments, but fish farms for food are growing in number. “Historically there’s been a number of farms that raise trout for human consumption.Over the last number of years there’s been interest in raising perch as well, and recently there’s been an interest in raising walleye.”  Read more …

Sep 042014
 

North firm Landcatch is taking a 45% stake in US fish breeder Troutlodge, making it the biggest single shareholder.

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed when Landcatch and its owner, Netherlands-based Hendrix Genetics, teamed up with Troutlodge to announce a memorandum of understanding for the deal yesterday.

They were equally coy about their trading figures.  Read more …

Sep 032014
 

Bell Aquaculture LLC, and Will Allen Farms LLC announced a partnership today in cooperation with theUniversity of Wisconsin Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences to continue to provide the highly popular Yellow Perch to the Midwest. This group has a synergistic vision to provide quality, healthy food to the future of humanity using sustainable, ecologically sound methods. Will Allen Farms LLC has established a Yellow Perch fingerling farm located on site at Bell Farms™ inAlbany, Indiana. The farm will be critical to maintaining supply of this high demand fish to the Midwest through markets spread across the region and country.  Read more …

Aug 262014
 

Florida Aquaculture, a startup, approached the Technological Research and Development Authority (TRDA) several years ago for funding, and I happened to be in the audience that night. My curiosity was piqued as to what they had on their drawing board.

They referred to their operation as the “future of farming” and anything to do with the future catches my interest. They explained that they were starting a shrimp farm using only the best feeds, growing them from hatchlings to full sized sushi-grade translucent shrimp. So in May of this year when we received an invitation for a private tour, we jumped at the opportunity.  Read more …

Aug 252014
 

The fish or seafood you eat in the future may come from some unexpected sources, according to the latest series of interviews from the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) FutureFood 2050 publishing initiative. In this series, FutureFood 2050 talks with an oceanographer, a chef, a biochemist, an advocate, and an entrepreneur about new and innovative ways to address the global challenge of feeding the world healthfully with limited resources.  Read more …