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Advocacy groups, Hawaiians sue over fish farming permit

Advocacy groups, Hawaiians sue over fish farming permit

The following statement was issued by Food & Water Watch: On Monday, national consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch and Hawaiian environmental group KAHEA filed a lawsuit against the federal agencies that granted Kona Blue Water Farms the first commercial offshore aquaculture permit issued in the United States on July 6. The plaintiffs allege […]

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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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Food & Water Watch praises fish farming bills

Food & Water Watch praises fish farming bills

Statement by Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch: On Monday, the Hawaii State Legislature introduced two significant bills: one to stop the reckless expansion of factory fish farms operating in the state’s pristine coastal waters (HB221) and another to require fish farming corporations to conduct and submit a full analysis of the […]

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Coalition champions sustainable fish production in Hawaii

Coalition champions sustainable fish production in Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE Open ocean aquaculture (OOA) operations, also known as factory fish farms, are damaging Hawaii’s ocean ecosystems, impeding Native Hawaiian cultural practice, and sapping the local economy, according to a new coalition launched today at the State Capitol. The Pono Aquaculture Alliance (PAA) met with lawmakers Thursday to discuss viable local alternatives to factory […]

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