Category Archive: Site Visit

SITE VISIT: A unique and impressive island in the stream- Grand opening of Florida Organic Aquaculture

Smiles all around for the grand moment.
Jemal Hayes photo

by Paul Hundley  “And chase hard and good and with no mistakes and do not overrun them.”  –Ernest Hemingway, Islands in the Stream   FELLSMERE, FL –  After six years of finding investors, property, and a suitable location, officials from Florida Organic Aquaculture started construction one year ago on their facilities here to cultivate “happy, healthy …

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National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center

…Where they have built a successful breeding program benefitting Maine’s rebounding salmon farming industry by Brian Robbins FRANKLIN, ME – You could spend years driving Route 1 Downeast in Maine and never know what was happening on the shores of Taunton Bay, a couple miles or so inland.  If you’re looking for the turn, there’s actually …

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KAVA Farms Growing shrimp in a big way down in Texas

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LOS FRESNOS, TX – “Jeepers Creepers!” I said … or words to that effect.  I had a shrimp in my mouth; what I can honestly say, with my hand on a Bible and waiting for lightning to strike me dead if I’m lying, was the best-tasting shrimp I’d ever had in my life.  The flavor …

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Keo Fish Farm: Surviving, then thriving, because they’re good at what they do

by Brian D. Robbins KEO, AR – This is a story about true grit. Not True Grit, mind you – there are no one-eyed marshals, fierce shoot-outs with gangs of ruthless outlaws, or horses, even. (Although there are a few cows – we’ll get to them later.) No, this is a story about having true …

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Trout season never ends at historic Pennsylvania state fish hatchery

by Stephen Sears CORRY, PA – For most folks around here, trout season began at 8 am on Apr. 16. That’s when thousands of anglers See PA FISH HATCHERY, page 28 Corry State Fish Hatchery foreman Paul Mountain displays a handsome batch of golden trout that are being raised at the facility, Pennsylvania’s oldest continuously …

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SITE VISIT: Bell Aquaculture: From tiny perch a mighty business grows

by Brian Robbins REDKEY, IN – First, an admission. Believe me, where I come from in Downeast Maine, we have our share of fish fries. Some folks live, breathe, and die (literally) for the “Friday Nite AYCE” specials at the local diner. That would be “All You Can Eat,” of course – a weekly ritual …

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