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Aquaculture

After the TED Prize, Resurfacing in Sustainable Aquaculture

Amy Novogratz | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Amy Novogratz

Aqua-Spark seeks to invest in companies that will achieve and advance aquaculture without causing environmental harm - from innovative feed and antibiotic monitoring to new distribution technologies or anything that can help us grow and provide fish in a sustainable manner.

Size of Rebuild at Orleans Parish Prison Is Scrutinized

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.31.2014 | Crime
Susan Buchanan

The jail's giant, new high-tech kitchen can serve between 25,000 to 30,000 meals a day--far more than three squares meals needed for nearly 2,400 inmates now. Meanwhile, the Phase II jail will be able to house 1,438 inmates.

Impact Fund Invests in Aquaculture to Preserve Oceans

David Bank | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
David Bank

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that at current rates of consumption, an additional 23 million tons of seafood will be needed by 2030.

Food for a Growing World

Geoffrey Bannister | Posted 11.04.2013 | Hawaii
Geoffrey Bannister

As Lester Brown details in his latest book, Full Planet, Empty Plates, by 2044, the world population is expected to top 10 billion, and 80 percent of this will be in cities. Increasing poverty and the rise of a global middle class are evolving contemporaneously. Thirty years from now, national security estimates are that the global middle class will grow from 1 billion to 4 billion, mainly in Asia. The middle classes are meat eaters, and meat eaters consume many more calories.

Designing a Sustainable Aquaponics System: An Inventor's Touch (video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.15.2013 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Newberg, Oregon - One of the key strengths behind a sustainable aquaponics system--the growing of fish and plants together within a mutually supportin...

Honoring Achievements of Hispanic Food Producers, But No Engagement With Their Struggles

Gary Paul Nabhan | Posted 11.01.2012 | Latino Voices
Gary Paul Nabhan

Secretary Salazar may also be on the wrong side of history if he maintains that sustainable food production is inherently antithetical to healthy national parks.

Farming the Urban Sea

Brendan Smith | Posted 12.11.2012 | Food
Brendan Smith

The best news is that these farms do more than grow food: In every sense, they restore rather than deplete. Matched up against land-based farming, these new ocean farms win every time.

WATCH: Inside A One-Of-A-Kind Oyster Farm

Liza de Guia | Posted 10.13.2012 | Food
Liza de Guia

Montauk Pearls are new to the oyster scene, and the success of their operation has given the East End a new found interest in aquaculture.

Internet of Food: Tweeting Aquaponic Gardens in Oakland

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 08.27.2012 | Technology
Kirsten Dirksen

It's been hailed as the future of farming: it uses less water (up to 90 percent less than traditional gardening), doesn't attract soil-based bugs and produces two types of produce (both plants and fish).

Red Lobster Owners To Build World's First Commercial Lobster Farm

Posted 04.09.2012 | Food

Lobster is one of the world's last great wild foods. But wildness isn't exactly a cherished quality in the business world. So when the executives of D...

Many Salmon In The Wild Aren't Actually Wild

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 02.09.2012 | Food

Four years ago, the once-mighty Chinook salmon runs in California and Oregon were so small that the states agreed to an unprecedented moratorium on fi...

Fishing for Labels

Wendy Gordon | Posted 04.03.2012 | Green
Wendy Gordon

Let's take the stigma out of labels and have them do what they do best -- inform consumer choice.

Deadly Salmon Virus Spreads

AP | By PHUONG LE | Posted 12.19.2011 | Food

SEATTLE -- Scientists in Washington state are working to improve testing of a deadly, contagious marine virus as a precaution, after the virus was det...

Lethal Virus Spreads From Salmon Farms Into Open Ocean

New York Times | CORNELIA DEAN and RACHEL NUWER | Posted 12.18.2011 | Food

A lethal and highly contagious marine virus has been detected for the first time in wild salmon in the Pacific Northwest, researchers in British Colum...

New High-Rise Fish Tank Paves Way For Safer Aquaculture

AP | By ARTHUR MAX | Posted 11.01.2011 | Food

KAMPERLAND, Netherlands -- Adri Bout trawled Dutch waters for 25 years until he recognized the ocean's limits. Now he raises 100 tons of turbot a year...

Farmed Salmon Threaten Wild Stocks With Deadly Sea Lice

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 10.24.2011 | Food

Farmed salmon present a serious threat to the survival of wild salmon stocks in the form of tiny sea lice, according a new study by Martin Krkosek of ...

Researcher Uses Light To Grow Bigger Crawfish

AP | By JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 09.05.2011 | Food

NEW ORLEANS -- A Louisiana researcher looking into ways to produce more and bigger crawfish in the same space said she's had success with lighting the...

Fish Farming The Solution To Global Food Woes, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 08.16.2011 | Food

It's no secret that wild fish stocks are in bad shape. Many species are on the verge of collapse, or even extinction. The overfished have, mercifully,...

'Oyster Reefs Are Disappearing: Foodies Fine, Ocean Sad'

Peter Hanlon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Peter Hanlon

85 percent of oyster reefs have been lost globally. In many bays, once-plentiful oyster reefs are now functionally extinct. But shellfish lovers shouldn't panic -- most of the oysters they eat today are farmed.

The Future of Seafood? Farming Siberian Sturgeon For More Than Just Caviar

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Liza de Guia

Meet Jim Michaels, of Mote Marine Laboratory's Siberian Sturgeon Program. Jim has been working for over a decade on an eco-friendly and sustainable solution for growing farm-raised sturgeon.

Fishing Restrictions Hurt Louisiana's Meal and Oil Processors

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Boats searching for menhaden -- also called pogy -- were hampered by Gulf fishing closures this summer, reducing the year's catch of that lucrative meal-and-oil species.

FDA Says Science Around New Salmon Is Inconclusive

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

On Monday, after two days of hearings, U.S. FDA concluded there is not "sufficient data to determine that a genetic modification that enables salmon to grow twice as quickly is safe for the fish or for consumers."

Fish as Food, Fish as Wildlife: Four Fish (a Book Review)

Peter Hanlon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Hanlon

Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food, chronicles the boom-and-bust cycles of four fish that "dominate the modern seafood market": salmon, sea bass, cod and tuna.

Louisiana Oyster Industry Hit Hard By BP Oil Spill: P&J Oyster, Oyster Bars To Close

AP | By KEVIN McGILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

NEW ORLEANS (AP)-- The pre-dawn shucking of small mountains of oysters that is an age-old workaday ritual in New Orleans is coming to an end at the 13...

Eco Etiquette: 5 Farmed Fish That Get The Green Light

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. My friend said that I sho...