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Land Based vs Open Pen Aquaculture – Fish out of ocean water dampen aquaculture enterprise

Some day, it might be possible to raise salmon in land-based closed containment ponds and make a profit. But that day is still a long way off, and even when it does become economically viable, land-based aquaculture might be like organic farming: an option for consumers willing to pay a premium, but which can’t replace ocean-based salmon farming. That’s not just the conclusion reached by the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA), it’s also the opinion of a Nanaimo businessman who owns a land-based fish farm. click here to read the story 12:39

Letter: We’ve seen the future, and it’s land-based – John McCarthy

nl-aquaculture-fish-farming-cage-open-water-20130927I write in response to a letter written by Leon Fiander from Marystown on Oct. 18, “Will Placentia Bay aquaculture affect native salmon?” Our group, Salmon Preservation Association for the Waters of Newfoundland (SPAWN), has met with Environment Minister Perry Trimper and provincial officials, executive director Mark Lane and other officials of the Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association, Gudie Hutchings, MP for Long Range Mountains, and others. We have tried to establish exactly what is being proposed for aquaculture in Placentia Bay. We have a good track record of meeting and working with industry to mitigate potential environmental issues and have worked out of the public eye with Kruger and other industries successfully over the years. We continue to correspond with Mark Lane regarding the interaction between aquaculture and our environment. Fiander’s letter appears to us to be more like a job application than an actual letter of approval for Placentia Bay sea-cage aquaculture. Read the rest here 12:08

Maine aquaculture firm financed for land based California yellowtail farm

acadiaharvestMaine, U.S.A.-based aquaculture firm Acadia Harvest has completed a new round that will give it USD 700,000 (EUR 623,000) to build out a land-based fish farm in Corea, Maine that will have a one-million pound capacity. The Company plans to open its plant in late 2017. The capital, which comes from a combination of private and institutional investment, will allow the company to fund land acquisition, development and operation permits and some build-out of the farm, which it said would focus on growing California yellowtail it will market as “Maine Hiramasa. Acadia Harvest is also researching the use of fish waste as nutrition for other commercial species, and in developing sustainable aquafeeds. Read the story here 10:25