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Issue 2 2012

Issue 2 2012

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 ...

Separate out runts to reduce disease risk
FISH HEALTH NOTES BY ROD GETCHELL The phenomenon of runts as disease carriers has not received a lot of research attention, but weighing the pros and cons of keeping them around is something fish farmers should think about. ITHACA, NY – One o...

Wild fish face an uncertain future; worsening pollution by plastics may be the only certainty
AQUACULTURE PERSPECTIVES BY BILL MANCI I watched with great interest as David Pogue, a frequent contributor to CBS’s Sunday Morning program, presented a story recently about plastics in the oceans – specifically the Pacific Ocean and an area c...

Aquaculture America 2012 rolls the dice, comes up a winner as industry’s annual conference, trade show return to Vegas
LAS VEGAS, NV – It was Paris in the springtime … or almost … as fish farmers and aquaculture professionals from throughout the US and several foreign nations gathered here in late February and early March for the annual Aquaculture America Conf...

From the Field - Thoughts from the floor at AA2012 in Vegas
by Bob Robinson LAS VEGAS, NV – The theme for this year’s Aquaculture America Conference and Trade Show was “Bringing All Players To The Table.” Appropriate, since Las Vegas’s popular Paris hotel and casino complex was the headquarters f...

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 harves...

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