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FFN 2 2014


Photo round-up: Aquaculture America 2014 in Seattle
SEATTLE, WA – “Snow in Seattle?  C’mon, where do I have to go to get away from this damn stuff?” That was the reaction of one exhibitor at this year’s Aquaculture America 2014 (AA14) Conference and Trade Show upon arrival at the event i...

Fish Health Notes - Rox Smolowitz: Shellfish doc extraordinaire
BRISTOL, RI – If you need to know something about a shellfish disease, Roxanna Smolowitz is the doctor to call.  Few veterinarians focus on disease testing and treatment of aquatic animals.  Even fewer specialize in shellfish.  Yet Roxanna is fu...

Wouldn’t be spring without my annual From the Floor Report; this time Aquaculture America '14 in Seattle
SEATTLE, WA – Whew, I don’t know about you, but it seems to me like that last year sure rolled around quick. Here it is time again for my annual “From the Floor” show round-up and I’m kind of feeling like I just wrapped up Nashville (Aqu...

A quick spin around this year’s WAA meeting and show
MISHICOT, WI – It’s spring, it’s show season, and that means I spend more time in a hotel room than in my own bed at home for a few weeks.  But that’s okay. Especially when an event like the Wisconsin Aquaculture Association annual meetin...

The National Aquaculture Association: Industry’s best kept secret weapon?
by Bob Robinson PINE BLUFF, AR – Recently I came to the revelation that many of the domestic producers I encounter in the course of my travels are not aware of the scope of work that the National Aquaculture Association (NAA) is doing on their b...

Tourism: A viable spin-off business for lobstermen and sea farmers
by Dana Morse “Oh yeah, sure.  I know a bunch of lobstermen.  Lots of times I’ll just call up or go down to the boat to get a few lobsters,” said any resident on the Maine coast, anywhere.  “You know a lobsterman?  Oh man, that must...



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