Mariculture in the News

Alaska Economic Trends December 2023: Aquaculture

In June of this year, Alaska was deemed a federal Aquaculture Opportunity Area (AOA). That means the state is environmentally, socially, and economically able to support multiple commercial aquatic farming operations. According to the The Department of Labor and...

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NOAA Fisheries Denies Petition to List Bull Kelp

NOAA Fisheries has announced a negative 90-day finding on a petition to list the bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana) as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to designate critical habitat concurrent with the listing. In denying the...

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AQUAA Act reintroduced in US Senate

U.S. lawmakers are making yet another attempt to pass the Advancing the Quality and Understanding of American Aquaculture (AQUAA) Act, a bill that would establish national standards for offshore aquaculture and streamline development.

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