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From mink ranch to thriving trout farm – the long and unusual story of Silver Moon Springs

ELTON, WI –  Nestled on Elton Creek, a natural trout stream in North Central Wisconsin about 60 miles northwest of my home, lies a fish farm with with quite a backstory to tell. The farm is Silver Moon Springs Trout Farm and its earliest beginn...


Updated drug guide can steer fish farmers away from trouble

BOZEMAN, MT – In the last issue of Fish Farming News, I focused on the Fish Health Section Blue Book, which I described as the virtual bible of the fish health world.  This time, I’m going to discuss an equally important publication from the Fis...


NACE, Milford Aquaculture Seminar, Canadian trade groups to gather for conference/show in Portland, ME, Jan. 14-16

PORTLAND, ME – When the curtain goes up on the Northeast Aquaculture Conference and Expo (NACE) here in mid-January it will mark 17 years since the event was founded to help service and showcase the region’s diverse aquaculture industry. The u...


Physical security at aquaculture facilities becomes a priority

Physical security at aquaculture facilities has always been an issue for our industry to one degree or another. In the past, it usually took the form of measures to exclude predatory animals, such as birds or mammals, from eating fish stocks in ou...


Denver jail sustainably growing food through aquaponics

by Elizabeth Hernandez DENVER, CO – Instead of inmate beds, a bed of lettuce sits in the Denver jail’s Palmer Building, where a convict dormitory has been transformed into a space for sustainable food growth. This past February, officers at...


The many faces of fish farming: This issue, meet Norman McCowan

by Amy Riedel-Stone REDKEY, IN – If you are around this industry long enough, you’re definitely going to meet some people who leave a lasting impression -- and a few who just seem destined to end up growing fish. Norman McCowan – known to...


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