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  • Infections Linked to Chinese Seafood Markets in New York

    03/06/2014 11:04:17 AM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | MARCH 5, 2014 | By MARC SANTORA
    At least 30 people have contracted a rare skin infection after buying seafood at markets in Chinese neighborhoods across New York City, prompting health officials to issue a warning to consumers and market workers to take precautions when handling raw or live fish. The source of the outbreak was unclear, but health officials said that all of the people who were infected had bought fish at markets in Sunset Park, Brooklyn; Flushing, Queens; or Chinatown, in Manhattan. There was no evidence that eating fish from any of those markets could cause illness, officials said. “People are encouraged to wear waterproof...
  • Sustainable Ancient Aquaculture

    08/15/2013 6:45:53 AM PDT · by Renfield · 11 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 7-11-2013 | Mark Spalding
    Phrases like “lessons from the past” or “learning from ancient history” are apt to make our eyes glaze over, and we flash to memories of boring history classes or droning TV documentaries. But in the case of aquaculture, a little historical knowledge can be both entertaining and enlightening. Fish farming is not new; it has been practiced for centuries in many cultures. Ancient Chinese societies fed silkworm feces and nymphs to carp raised in ponds on silkworm farms, Egyptians farmed tilapia as part of their elaborate irrigation technology, and Hawaiians were able to farm a multitude of species such as...
  • Fast-growing fish farming can help the environment, researcher says

    01/03/2009 12:17:16 PM PST · by decimon · 29 replies · 594+ views
    CBC News ^ | January 2, 2009 | Unknown
    Fish farming has had a bad rap, but will continue to grow quickly, may be the only way to meet rising demand for seafood and isn't necessarily an environmental problem, a U.S. scientist says. The catch from traditional fishing fisheries has remained about constant for 20 years, but production from aquaculture has risen 8.8 per cent per year since 1985, James S. Diana of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor said in an assessment published Friday.
  • Imports Fuel Push for U.S. Ocean Fish Farms

    07/22/2007 7:17:08 PM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 5 replies · 469+ views
    The Gainsville Sun ^ | July 22, 2007 | By CORY REISS
    Fishermen who offload at Shrimp Landing in Crystal River could share the Gulf of Mexico someday with huge cages growing what they now go out and catch. Robert Gill, owner of the fish house and commercial dock, said fishermen might fret about competition from fish farming if they weren't so worried about dwindling domestic stocks and rising imports that now account for 80 percent of seafood on American plates. About half those imports come from foreign fish farms. The United States shares less than 1 percent of a $70 billion global aquaculture business. To Gill that means the United States...
  • NYC Professor Promotes Urban Fish Farm

    08/11/2006 4:21:44 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 13 replies · 256+ views
    AP Via Breitbart News ^ | August 11, 2006 | Karen Matthews
    In the basement of an ivy-covered building on the surprisingly leafy campus of Brooklyn College is something even more surprising: thousands of tilapia packed tighter than a subway car into 300-gallon fiberglass fish tanks. Overseeing this watery domain is professor emeritus Martin Schreibman, director of the college's Aquatic Research and Environmental Assessment Center. A mild-tasting fish that was unfamiliar here a few years ago, tilapia is increasingly available in the United States, almost all of it farmed and imported from China and Central and South America. Schreibman hopes to change that. He believes that urban aquaculture _ raising fish in...
  • 'Desert Fish Will Help To Feed The World'

    06/05/2006 5:05:37 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 925+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-5-2006 | Max Benitz
    'Desert fish will help to feed the world' By Max Benitz (Filed: 05/06/2006) Deserts will produce much of the farmed fish and the clean power of the future, a United Nations report says. Aquaculture already thrives in deserts such as the Negev in Israel and Arizona, according to the report published to mark World Environment Day. It says saline water in desert wells and sunlight can be used to mimic tropical seas, making them ideal for farming fish and shrimp. Another benefit is that fish farming uses less water than the production of a vegetable crop. Many fish and algae...
  • CA: Governor signs tough aquaculture bill (Sustainable Oceans Act)

    05/27/2006 12:19:00 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 37 replies · 569+ views
    Half Moon Bay Review ^ | May 27, 2006 | Clay Lambert
    Coastside commercial fishermen were pleased that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Friday signed the Sustainable Oceans Act, severely restricting future fish-farming along the California coast. The act, authored by Palo Alto Democrat Joe Simitian, allows ocean farming operations but requires stringent environmental protections that industry experts are calling the toughest in the nation. Coastside fisherman Pietro Parravano, president of the Institute of Fishery Resources, said Saturday the new rules should help protect marine ecosystems and water quality. He said the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Association had lobbied for passage of the act. There are currently no finfish aquaculture operations on the...
  • CA: State becomes 1st to regulate fish farms

    05/27/2006 10:14:15 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 448+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 5/27/06 | Mark Martin
    Sacramento -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation Friday that will make California the first state in the country to adopt comprehensive controls on fish farming, a growing industry that ocean advocates say is a threat to the marine environment. The state Fish and Game Commission will issue permits and regulate businesses that want to raise penned fish off the coast under the legislation authored by state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto. The new law is aimed at a new industry, dubbed aquaculture, which has sprung up in coastal states. California, which does not currently have any coastal fish farms, will...
  • The Catch (excellent article on the decline of worldwide fisheries)

    10/24/2005 9:25:23 AM PDT · by cogitator · 41 replies · 978+ views
    New York Times Magazine ^ | 10/23/2005 | Paul Greenberg
    Please read note in first comment. "It may seem strange that so much effort* is being focused on an animal that 25 years ago was known to only a handful of Antarctic scientists and that went by the ungainly name of Patagonian toothfish. But Chilean sea bass today have become the signature species in a battle of global proportions. Put in very blunt terms, the world is running out of fish. According to a study published in July in Science, marine species diversity has declined by 10 to 50 percent in the last half-century, and a 2003 report found that...
  • Lobster farming breakthrough

    04/12/2005 1:16:00 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 58 replies · 2,047+ views
    The Australian ^ | 11-18-2004 | Staff
    SCIENTISTS who bred Australia's first hatchery-reared southern rock lobsters have achieved the biological equivalent of "putting man on the moon" Fisheries Minister Senator Ian Macdonald said today. Scientists at the University of Tasmania made the breakthrough, which shortened the normal two year development of an adult lobster to one year. Mr Macdonald said the research could put Australia ahead of the pack in the future commercialisation of lobster farming. "This is a major achievement in the move towards sustainable farming of lobsters and will provide significant opportunities for the future," Mr Macdonald said. Attempts to develop commercial aquaculture of the...
  • The Bluewater Revolution

    05/14/2004 7:59:38 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 6 replies · 232+ views
    Wired Magazine ^ | Issue 12.05 - May 2004 | By Charles C. Mann
    <p>The oceans of the world are being overfished. The solution: roaming robots that bring fish farming to the open seas.</p> <p>About 9 miles southeast of New Hampshire, near the Isles of Shoals, what seems to be an ordinary yellow navigation buoy sways in the Atlantic chop. Like a regular buoy, it's a metal cylinder that extends 10 feet above the surface and blinks its lights to warn away passing ships. Unlike a regular buoy, though, it has an access hatch that leads to an inner chamber crammed with enough electronics to merit its own IT staff. Indeed, this may be the first buoy in history that had its launch delayed by a software glitch.</p>
  • Shrimp Seen As Big Business

    03/29/2004 5:13:58 PM PST · by blanknoone · 21 replies · 235+ views
    Trenton Times ^ | March 28, 2004 | Darryl Isherwood
    <p>Move over, Bubba Gump. The first shrimp farm in the state is coming to Hamilton.</p> <p>A former Army officer who won startup money for his venture in a business contest plans to begin raising shrimp in saltwater-filled tanks as early as this fall.</p>
  • Casting doubt on fish farming - Environmentalists don't want the big net farms in the gulf

    08/30/2003 3:22:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies · 460+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | August 30, 2003 | CRAIG PITTMAN
    Thirty-three miles west-southwest of John's Pass, in a part of the Gulf of Mexico where the water is more than 100 feet deep, a Madeira Beach company wants to start a farm. The crop: fish. The company's plan calls for raising thousands of cobia, amberjack and other species in conical net cages anchored to the sandy bottom. Once the fish are big enough, they would be sold to seafood companies. If Florida Offshore Aquaculture gets federal permits for a two-year experiment, the company's founders will establish the first fish farm ever attempted off Florida's coast, and one of the first...