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The Working Waterfront - American Aquaculture in the 21st Century

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Published on Jun 2, 2016

Over 90% of fish and seafood consumed in the U.S. is imported from overseas, and over half the imports are farmed. Why isn’t America growing more of its own fish and seafood? The Working Waterfront looks at four U.S. farms growing catfish, salmon, oysters and mussels, their commitment to environmental responsibility, and the economic benefits of their businesses to local communities. The farmers also discuss the various challenges to growing a robust aquaculture industry in the U.S.

For more information, and to find out how you can help promote domestic aquaculture, contact workingwaterfrontvideo@gmail.com.

FARMS/ORGANIZATIONS:
Harvest Select - harvestselect.com
Icicle Seafoods - icicleseafoods.com/operations/
Maine Aquaculture Association
Muscongus Bay Aquaculture/Dodge Cove Marine Farm - muscongusbay.com
Bangs Island Mussels - bangsislandmussels.com
Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research - umaine.edu/cooperative-aquaculture/
Soy Aquaculture Alliance - soyaquaalliance.com

RESEARCH STUDIES:
1. Conservation International – Blue Frontiers Report – Managing the environmental costs of aquaculture:
conservation.org/publications/Pages/blue_frontiers_aquaculture.aspx
2. United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization – State of the World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2014:
fao.org/3/a-i3720e.pdf

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