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aquaculture

a kwuh kuhl cher

  • n  rearing aquatic animals or cultivating aquatic plants for food

  • Norway is Europe's top aquaculture producer and the world's largest source of farmed Atlantic salmon, exporting about $1.
  • While aquaculture has provided livelihoods for millions of people, it has also ravaged the world's mangroves.
  • But while the principles of aquaculture are generally accepted, experts fiercely debate which types of fish farming are safe to pursue.
News & Articles

  • Secretary of Agriculture Declaration Deadline Approaching in Florida for SBA Working Capital Loans
    ATLANTA, June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that July 15 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in Florida as a result of the excessive rain, flooding and Tropical ...
    June 14, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! News
  • Developing techniques for tuna aquaculture
    Swimming in a 20,000 gallon tank at the University of Rhode Island are several large yellowfin tuna captured last fall about 100 miles off the Rhode Island coast. The fish are part of the first effort in the United States to breed tuna in a land-based aquaculture facility to meet the growing demand for tuna.
    June 13, 2013 - Science Daily
  • URI, Greenfins Developing Techniques for Tuna Aquaculture
    Swimming in a 20,000 gallon tank at the University of Rhode Island are several large yellowfin tuna captured last fall about 100 miles off the Rhode Island coast. The fish are part of the first effort in the United States to breed tuna in a land-based aquaculture facility to meet the growing demand for tuna.
    June 12, 2013 - Newswise
Quotes

  • Jack Reed in Forbes
    It's imperative that we look at our oceans and resources as something to conserve and protect and not just something to exploit,Reed said. "Aquaculture is our agriculture."
  • Michael Russell in Fish Update
    Mr Russell said: "The Scottish aquaculture sector is absolutely vital to our economic growth. With farmed Scottish salmon in particular recognised as a global brand, the sector is worth around £400 million every year. In the current economic...
  • Judd Gregg in Portsmouth Herald News
    Employing aquaculture and other sustainable fishing practices are key to the long term economic viability of the Granite State's ocean resources,said Gregg.

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