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    Offshore aquaculture in the U.S. needs more studies and data to set regulatory standards

    The demand for sustainable seafood and, with it, offshore aquaculture continues to grow in the U.S. and regulators are questioning what the appropriate framework...

    “Negligible likelihood” AquaBounty salmon cause any effects on the environment of the U.S.

    Following a 2020 court ruling, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has re-examined the risks that AquaBounty's genetically modified salmon farming could pose...

    NWAA also responds to Commissioner Franz: “You got it wrong”

    We knew Cooke's response and also that of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, but the Northwest Aquaculture Alliance (NWAA) had not yet spoken out. The association, which represents major aquaculture producers and aquaculture-related businesses in the Pacific region, has taken its time but has been the harshest in its statements. "You got it wrong", the NWAA responds to Commissioner Franz. Six other leading seafood trade associations have joined them in this response, calling for a third-party review of the scientific data on which the Commissioner relied in making her decision. Third-party review requested Less than a week after announcing the non-renewal of Cooke Aquaculture's fish farming contracts, Washington State Public Lands Commissioner, Hilary Franz, announced at a press conference that Washington will no longer host commercial finfish net pen aquaculture. "Commercial finfish farming is detrimental to salmon,...

    Washington’s net pen aquaculture ban is an “ill-informed order”

    "We urge the DNR to reverse this ill-informed order, follow science instead of politics and continue to allow well-regulated...

    “The order is short-sighted”, Cooke after Washington’s ban on net pen aquaculture

    Following Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz's statement announcing there will be no more net pen aquaculture in Washington,...

    No more net pen aquaculture in Washington

    What was on the horizon following the decision by the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) not to renew...
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    Brian Sikes, new Cargill President and Chief Executive Officer

    Cargill has announced Brian Sikes has been elected President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective Jan. 1, 2023. With...

    Alaska and Washington senators also ask for federal disaster declaration for crab fisheries

    Lisa Murkowski, from Alaska, and Maria Cantwell, Dan Sullivan and Patty Murray, from Washington, are the U.S. Senators signatories...

    Thai Union now owns 50% of Aegir Seafood

    Thai Union has announced that it has converted its loan-based strategic investment in Aegir Seafood into a 50% shareholding....

    Jamestown Tribe’s project to farm steelhead trout in jeopardy by DNR’s action against Cooke

    The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) decision not to renew Cooke's Puget Sound steelhead farm licenses may have...
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