GOAL delegates heard that the biggest opportunity for land-based and offshore aquaculture is to scale production and increase seafood supplies.
Fish farms, especially offshore operations, could certainly benefit – and intensify production – with renewable energy, but there are hurdles to surmount.
An executive order has prioritized marine aquaculture development in U.S. waters, leaving members of the seafood industry feeling hopeful for the future.
Stronger America Through Seafood aims to influence federal policymakers to create guidelines that would give offshore aquaculture a chance to show its potential.
New U.S. policies for offshore aquaculture permitting will soon be put to the test in the Gulf of Mexico. With imported products dominating the U.S. seafood landscape, some argue the time has come for the industry to take a leap
Aquaculture must reshape its public narrative in order for the blue revolution to transpire. That’s what many prominent voices were saying at the World Aquaculture Society’s annual U.S. conference in Las Vegas.
In the fifth Pecha Kucha presentation from the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s annual GOAL conference in Dublin, Ireland, Langley Gace of InnovaSea Systems talks about open-ocean aquaculture and how the future of fish farming is happening now.
Something must change if the U.S. government hopes to encourage rather than discourage aquaculture, particularly in federal “offshore” waters. Neil Sims says it’s time to stop exporting knowledge, innovation and investment.
Researchers have determined that a definition of “offshore aquaculture” was necessary to critically assess the impacts and benefits of moving fish farming operations “slightly farther and slightly deeper” out to sea.