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United Nations Endorses New “Guidelines for Sustainable Aquaculture”

7/21/2024 - By fisheries.noaa.gov. NOAA provided scientific expertise on the guidelines, which will develop global aquaculture best practices. More seafood is currently produced via farming, or aquaculture, than is harvested from the wild, according to a recent United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization report. As more people globally rely on seafood farming… SEE MORE
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Do snitches net fishes? Scientists turn invasive carp into traitors to slow their Great Lakes push

1/20/2024 - By  Todd Richmond Over the last five years, agencies such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have employed a new seek-and-destroy strategy that uses turncoat carp to lead them to the fish’s hotspot hideouts. Agency workers turn carp into double agents by capturing… SEE MORE
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What Grows on Kelp? New Research Identifies Microbes to Monitor

12/12/2022 - By fisheries.noaa.gov With a little “kelp” from the non-profit GreenWave, our scientists found no microorganisms that pose food safety concerns on aquacultured sugar kelp during the growing season in Long Island Sound. [caption id="attachment_44168" align="alignnone" width="648"] Sugar kelp (Saccharina latissima) blade samples collected from GreenWave’s farm in Groton, Connecticut. Credit:… SEE MORE
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Global Study Sheds Light on Benefits of Shellfish and Seaweed Aquaculture

2/15/2022 - Shellfish and seaweed farms provide sustainable seafood and can improve the surrounding environment. Farmed oysters, mussels, and other bivalve shellfish are some of the most environmentally sustainable sources of animal protein. Worth an estimated $350 million in 2017, shellfish are the most valuable marine seafood produced via aquaculture in the… SEE MORE
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Nine Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Aquaculture

10/14/2020 - 1. It’s Not Just for Fish Many aquaculture producers in the United States don’t raise fish, despite the industry’s popular image of fish farming. In fact, oysters were the most commercially valuable domestic farmed marine species in recent years. In 2017, oyster farmers harvested 36 million pounds valued at $186 million.… SEE MORE