News features and technical articles about the evolution of aquaculture, one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

social license


In Canada, salmon farmers building social license with First Nations

After some rocky times, ties between B.C. salmon farmers and First Nations, have improved in recent years. Band members report consistent employment, royalties and improved quality of life. “We need aquaculture around,” says one fishing company owner. 

Innovation & Investment

GOAL 2015 Day 1: We stand on guard

The 2015 GOAL conference in Vancouver, Canada, kicked off with a First Nations celebration, an industry growth report card and the latest defensive efforts against aquaculture diseases. Simplifying the story, however, may be the tallest obstacle yet. 

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Aquaculture Exchange: Michael Rubino, NOAA

Social license – a community’s acceptance and support of an industry’s presence – is a key factor in aquaculture’s growth prospects. It’s a major obstacle U.S. waters, in particular. Michael Rubino of NOAA Fisheries discusses the challenges.