Oct 272014
Photo: Tor-Eddie Fossbakk/ACG

Photo: Tor-Eddie Fossbakk/ACG

Farming is so ingrained in American culture that we’ve written song after song about it. Think country artists crooning about big green tractors, cowgirls, and dusty fields. But the old fashioned portrayal of families toiling from dusk to dawn under the great blue sky isn’t just an American thing.

According to National Geographic, 40 percent of the world is covered in agricultural lands. Unfortunately, there is no more room. Land that isn’t used in agriculture is either protected wildland or populated by humans. But with the global population growing every second, how can farmers produce enough food? The answer, it seems, is in the ocean.   Read more …

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Oct 222014

The Fish Site logoIn a new study, Hansa Done, PhD candidate, and Rolf Halden, PhD, researchers at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, examine antibiotic content in the rapidly expanding world of global aquaculture. usa microgaming online casinos

Ms Done and Mr Halden measured the presence of antibiotics in shrimp, salmon, catfish, trout, tilapia and swai, originating from 11 countries. Data showed traces of five of the 47 antibiotics evaluated.

The research findings and a discussion of their implications appear in the current issue of the Journal of Hazardous Materials. Read more …

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Oct 172014

Hanging Rock is a limestone outcrop along the Wabash River not far from where the Salamonie River flows into the Wabash in north-central Indiana.

Norman McCowan’s family used to travel from its home in Redkey to this narrow, slow-flowing stretch of the Wabash to fish for flatheads. It was young McCowan’s job to gather the baitfish these big catfish like to strike. us online casinos echeck

“I learned pretty early you can’t put the fish in city water with chlorine,” McCowan recalled. “It’s been a lifelong effort to understand fish.”  Read more …

Oct 062014

The Fish Site logoHeart disease is the biggest avoidable killer in the United States of America and it costs the US economy around $273 billion to treat. Here, Linda Cornish, Executive Director, Seafood Nutrition Partnership, speaks to Lucy Towers, TheFishSite.com Editor, about the importance of seafood for improving the health of America and the role aquaculture plays in increasing fish consumption. Read more … slots to play

Oct 022014

USDA_logoThe 2013 Census of Aquaculture expanded the aquaculture data collected from the 2012 Census of Agriculture and provides a current and comprehensive picture of the aquaculture sector at the state and national level. The aquaculture census collects detailed information relating to production methods, surface water acres and sources, production, sales, point of first sale outlets, and aquaculture distributed for restoration, conservation, enhancement, or recreational purposes.

To read the full census, please click here!



Oct 012014

Seafood Source logoInternational Coffee Day (29 September) wasn’t truly necessary yesterday to inspire massive consumption of the world’s most beloved caffeinated beverage. The sun rising typically takes care of that.

Sadly, not every food or beverage enjoys such universal adoration (read: addiction) that established purveyors can simply give the stuff away to enthusiasts, hoping such a gesture will engender some brand loyalty. Take seafood, which has its own month (in the United States, at least) and is still plunging in popularity, based on a U.S. per-capita consumption rate showing a 13 percent decline over the past decade (16.6 pounds in 2004 to 14.4 pounds in 2013).  Read more … usa online casinos for android

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 …


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 …