Category Archive: Faces, Places & Gear

The many faces of fish farming:  This issue, meet Dr. Shaun Moss

by Amy Riedel-Stone WAIMANOLO, HI – For this issue, we went west – way west – to the island of Oahu to interview Dr. Shaun Moss. Shaun has been a part of Oceanic Institute for almost 30 years and I have been fortunate to work with him and some of his fellow employees over the …

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The many faces of fish farming:  This issue, meet Dr. Dave Strauss

by Amy Riedel-Stone STUTTGART, AR – For this issue, I thought it would be good to showcase a government employee with whom I have had the pleasure of working on the US Aquaculture Society (USAS) board of directors. Dr. David “Dave” Straus, Phd,  has had an interesting career that has allowed him to work with …

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An interesting visit with Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Corey Peet, who oversees Seafood Watch program

MONTEREY, CA –  Recent travels brought my family and me to the Monterey Bay area for a few days to enjoy this unique slice of coastal California. Our hotel, as it turned out, was conveniently located immediately next door to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. So, being me, I slipped away from the hotel one morning …

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The many faces of fish farming:  This issue, meet Dr. Jesse Chappell

by Amy Riedel-Stone AUBURN, AL –  When considering my next profile for this column, I decided it was time to head west.  Little did I know I really wouldn’t have to go very far at all to find the perfect candidate for this issue. Dr. Jesse Chappell, who many of you already know, has been …

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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 many of you as the dynamic president and CEO of Bell …

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Meet San Diego’s ‘aquacowboy’

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Don Kent of Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute forges ahead with plans for large scale, open-ocean fish farm   by Clare Leschin-Hoar SAN DIEGO, CA – America is running a deep seafood deficit. We control more ocean than any nation in the world, a whopping 2.8 billion acres, yet we import 91% of the seafood we eat. …

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The many faces of fish farming: This issue, meet Amy Riedel-Stone

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APOPKA, FL – If you have attended any of the major aquaculture shows or conferences here in the US over the past decade or so there’s a very good chance you’ve met (and maybe done business with) Amy Riedel-Stone. Amy’s solid no-nonsense grasp of aquaculture production and equipment, combined with her engaging personality and winning …

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Working with the “rocket men” of APHIS on bird capture nets

Finding new ways to round up pesky birds: Working with the “rocket men” of APHIS FACES, PLACES AND GEAR by Greg Faulkner “It’s not supposed to shoot the dang thing that far. “It was never meant to throw a net that fast. Even the manufacturer doesn’t think it will work like that, but it does.” …

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