Aquaculture Update

Recent Updates in Area Aquaculture

Articles on Aquaculture

Recirculating aquaculture systems: The future of fish farming?

Recirculating aquaculture systems cut the pollution and disease that occur in current fish farming operations. Many see it as the future of the industry.
The Christian Science Monitor
Febraruy 24, 2010

Maine Finfish Aquaculture Violates Clean Water Act
New York Times
September 13, 2009

Is farm-raised salmon as healthy as wild?
“Nearly all salmon Americans eat are farm-raised — grown in dense-packed pens near ocean shores, fed fish meal that can be polluted with toxic PCB chemicals, awash in excrement flushed out to sea and infused with antibiotics to combat unsanitary conditions.”
CNN Health
January 8, 2010

Target goes wild for salmon
“Target has announced it’s stopped selling farmed salmon in its stores nationwide, and will carry only wild-caught Alaskan salmon from now on…. Many salmon farms produce pollution, the store’s statement pointed out. They often release chemicals, parasites and non-native farmed fish into the open water, where they can affect natural habitat and the native salmon in surrounding areas.”
Baltimore Sun
January 27, 2010

Patagonia’s Peril
“Like nearly every form of concentrated animal agriculture, salmon aquaculture creates an excess of waste. Here salmon farms deaden the water, creating anoxic conditions, and have led to the spread of a lethal salmon virus called infectious salmon anemia.”
National Geographic
February 2010