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NOAA releases final policy on aquaculture

NOAA releases final policy on aquaculture

MEDIA RELEASE The purpose of this policy is to enable the development of sustainable marine aquaculture within the context of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) multiple stewardship missions and broader social and economic goals. Meeting this objective will require NOAA to integrate environmental, social, and economic considerations in management decisions concerning aquaculture. This […]

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Federal aquaculture policies called disappointing, irresponsible

Federal aquaculture policies called disappointing, irresponsible

The following is a statement by Wenonah Hauter, Food & Water Watch executive director: “The Department of Commerce (DOC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released their national policies on marine aquaculture. Sadly, these policies continue to promote the farming of fish in open ocean waters. On the plus side, Rep. Don Young […]

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Aquaculture, aquaponics workshop series underway in Hilo

Aquaculture, aquaponics workshop series underway in Hilo

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii aquaculture & aquaponics events run through Friday, Aug. 20 in Hilo. * International Workshop on Aquaponics & Tilapia (IWAT) & Pacific Aquaculture & Coastal Resources Center (PACRC) — Aug. 17-19, Hilo Hawaiian Hotel * Aquaponics Exploration Tour (AET) – Aug. 20, Hilo Hawaiian Hotel Sample Topics include: * Aquaponics & Tilapia * […]

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Aquaculture reaches records $34.7M in 2008

Aquaculture reaches records $34.7M in 2008

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii-grown aquaculture reached a record $34.7 million in 2008, increasing 38 percent from 2007. Algae sales accounted for 45 percent of the value and amounted to $15.7 million. Finfish sales by weight valued at $7 million, comprised 20 percent of the total. The ornamental category was pegged at $3.3 million or 10 percent […]

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Aquaculture before U.S. House subcommittee

Aquaculture before U.S. House subcommittee

MEDIA RELEASE Ocean Conservancy’s Aquaculture Program Director George Leonard gave testimony Wednesday, Sept. 9 before the House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife. In the wake of last week’s Commerce Department decision to allow industrial fish farming into the Gulf of Mexico – along with an announcement from the Administration on […]

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