Category Archive: Species

FL – Shellfish

Florida hard clam farming industry a unique success story Unlike the ornamental industry, shellfish aquaculture is a relatively new pursuit in Florida. Yet, in just over three decades, hard clams (Mercenaria mercenaria) represent the single, most important aquacultured food item produced by Florida’s aquatic growers. Read the rest and much, much more in Issue 5, 2013 …

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Sugar kelp farming: A promising new industry for coastal Maine

WALPOLE, ME – Maine shellfish growers, traditional fishermen, chefs, and consumers all have a reason to be enthusiastic about a leafy brown algae called sugar kelp. New culture techniques may be the missing link needed to bring aquaculturists and the seaweed industry together to develop a new sea vegetable industry for the Northeast. It may …

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Need seed? East Coast Shellfish and Hatchery List

Each year, shellfish growers search for seed suppliers and some suppliers mail out seed price catalogs annually. But many more do not. This directory is designed to identify shellfish seed suppliers from all along the East Coast of the US and Canada so that there might be a better link between the shellfish farmers and …

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Exploring the potential for scallop aquaculture in the US

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by Dana Morse The following article has been reprinted, with permission, from the East Coast Shellfish Growers Association (ECSGA) Sept. 2012 Newsletter. – Editor WALPOLE, ME — Aquaculture of sea scallops in the Northeast US seems to be a topic of recurring interest, and it’s easy to see why. Diversification in crop production is a …

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Tropical fish – Maine facility breeding clownfish for home aquarium market

by Bill Trotter FRANKLIN, ME – There’s not much tropical about Maine’sTaunton Bay. The saltwater bay, which is only about 60 miles as the crow flies from the Canadian border, is the northernmost habitat for the horseshoe crab and, given its shallow depths, has been known to freeze over on really cold winter days. But …

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Neil Sims’ bold new experiment in Hawaii “Free range” open ocean cultured fish? Maybe so, if Neil Sims can make it work

KAILUA-KONA, HI – Neil Anthony Sims, a recognized leader in the growing movement to expand domestic aquaculture production into open ocean waters, has recently taken a bold new step toward developing what may be the technology of the future for sustainable fish culture operations in the US exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Sims, co-founder of Kona …

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New shrimp technologies revealed at field day: Methods could revive Texas, US shrimp industries

by Rod Santa Ana CORPUS CHRISTI – The Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center here hosted a shrimp production technology field day last fall at two Gulf Coast locations, showcasing new shrimp technologies that could revive the foodand bait-shrimp industries both in Texas and across the US. A morning session at the Texas AgriLife Research …

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Mussel farms in Maine participating in unique pilot project to stimulate seaweed production

FRANKLIN, ME – Seaweed is a $6 billion industry worldwide. That’s “b” as in “billion” – and a small portion of that is grown and harvested right here in Maine in what some are now beginning to see Different types of seaweed, also called sea vegetables or marine macroalgae, are harvested across the globe for …

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Harvest of first farmed fish in US waters shows promise of eco-friendly aquaculture

KAILUA-KONA, HI – Marine biologists at Kampachi Farms here announced recently the successful final harvest from their Velella research project, which raised farmed fish for the first time in US federal waters (see FFN Issue 5, 2011). This harvest completes the growout cycle of sashimi-grade kampachi fish from an unanchored drifter pen that has been …

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