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  • Oyster Farm Owners Eye Options After Ruling

    The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to consider the appeal of a popular oyster farm that federal officials want to shutter and return to wilderness along the coast of Northern California. The justices without comment left in place lower court rulings against Drakes Bay Oyster Co. The owners said later at a news conference in San Francisco that they would keep fighting to stay in business. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Getting the Most out of Aquaculture: Pearls of Wisdom from Farmed Oysters

    As global populations rise, so does the demand for seafood. In developed nations, the health benefits of a diet high in fish and seafood are regularly touted. In developing nations, fish and seafood often comprise a large portion of the diet. Aquaculture—farming of fishes, mollusks, crustaceans and plants in an aquatic environment—is a booming business (approximately $119 billion in ...

  • Oyster imports bring alien ‘hitchhikers’ and disease

    The future of oyster farming in Europe is threatened by disease. However, a recent study highlights the risk of importing oysters to improve or replace lost stock, as this could accidentally bring further disease and invasive species. The Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas), originally from East Asia, has been the main species of oyster farmed in Europe since the early 20th century. Populations ...

  • Could Oysters be used to clean up chesapeake bay?

    Chronic water quality problems caused by agricultural and urban runoff, municipal wastewater, and atmospheric deposition from the burning of fossil fuels leads to oxygen depletion, loss of biodiversity, and harmful algal blooms. This nutrient pollution is prevalent in many coastal marine and estuarine ecosystems worldwide. Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in North America and although many ...

  • Aquamarine Power`s next-generation Oyster 800 unveiled

    The UK's leadership in the development of wave-generated power continued apace today as wave energy developer Aquamarine Power unveilled the Oyster 800, the company's next-generation hydro-electric wave energy converter. At a ceremony at Burntisland Fabrications' yard at Methil, Fife, the First Minister welcomed the advancements in wave energy conversion being made by Aquamarine Power and ...


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  • Farm bill takes aim at state animal welfare laws

    The future of state laws that regulate everything from the size of a hen's cage to the safe consumption of Gulf oysters may be at stake as farm bill negotiators work to resolve a long-simmering fight between agriculture and animal welfare interests. The House Agriculture Committee added language to its version of the farm bill earlier this year that says a state cannot impose certain production ...


    By Associated Press

  • New Aquaculture Regulations Will help Foster a Responsible & Sustainable Industry

    The proposed new federal Aquaculture Activities Regulations, announced today (June 26, 2014), will strengthen environmental protection and facilitate a growing, responsible, and sustainable seafood farming industry said Ruth Salmon, Executive Director of the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance. "Canada has a unique opportunity to be a world leader in ...

  • Fishing for sustainable practices to conserve fisheries

    Global fish production has reached an all-time high, according to research done by Nourishing the Planet (www.NourishingthePlanet.org) for the Worldwatch Institute’s Vital Signs Online publication. Aquaculture, or fish farming—once a minor contributor to total fish harvest—increased 50-fold between the 1950s and 2008 and now contributes nearly ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • UK Shellfish are cleaner thanks to sewerage infrastructure improvements

    Shellfish harvesting areas in the UK are cleaner, thanks to sewerage improvement schemes over the last decade which have lowered average levels of Escherichia coli in oysters, mussels and other commercially-important species and boosted the shellfish industry’s economic value. Addressing the additional pollution risks from agriculture could further reduce contamination and human health ...

  • Ocean Wise makes waves in seafood sustainability

    The Vancouver Aquarium is well recognized as an international tourist destination, but another equally important offering of ours focuses on impactful conservation, research, and education programs. One such initiative is the Aquarium's Ocean Wise program, a Canada-wide initiative that aims to enhance education about seafood sustainability and advance an ocean-friendly approach to seafood ...


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  • State of the world 2011 - innovations can Nourish the planet

    Worldwatch Institute today released its report State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, which spotlights successful agricultural innovations and unearths major successes in preventing food waste, building resilience to climate change, and strengthening farming in cities. The report provides a roadmap for increased agricultural investment and more-efficient ways to alleviate ...


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  • State of the world 2011 - innovations can Nourish the planet

    Worldwatch Institute today released its report State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, which spotlights successful agricultural innovations and unearths major successes in preventing food waste, building resilience to climate change, and strengthening farming in cities. The report provides a roadmap for increased agricultural investment and more-efficient ways to alleviate ...


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  • Worldwatch institute`s state of the world 2011 shows agricultural innovation is key to reducing poverty, stabilizing climate

    Worldwatch Institute today released its report State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, which spotlights successful agricultural innovations and unearths major successes in preventing food waste, building resilience to climate change, and strengthening farming in cities. The report provides a roadmap for increased agricultural investment and more-efficient ways to alleviate ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • International experts limit Melamine levels in food

    An international food safety body has set new rules on preparing bagged salads and said the chemical melamine that tainted Chinese milk is acceptable only in tiny amounts in infant formula and food. The maximum amount of melamine allowed in powdered infant formula is 1 mg/kg and the amount of the chemical allowed in other foods and animal feed is 2.5 mg/kg, according to new rulings from the ...


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  • Philippine fishers and fish farmers facing immense damage to sector

    Philippine fishers face immense damage to the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in regions affected by Typhoon Haiyan, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization said today, calling for prompt and sustainable actions to help rebuild livelihoods. “Even though we still only have a partial picture, it is clear that the damage caused to the fisheries sector is immense and spans the entire value ...

  • $1.29 million Awarded for Community-Based Projects to Improve Health of Long Island Sound; More than $915,000 awarded to support projects in Connecticut

    Top federal and state environmental officials today announced 23 grants totaling $1,295,972 to local government and community groups in Connecticut and New York to improve the health of Long Island Sound. The projects, which are funded through the Long Island Sound Futures Fund, will open up 12.2 river miles for passage of native fish and restore 50 acres of critical fish and wildlife habitat ...

  • From Mobile Solar Computer Classrooms to Novel Baobab Products: Green Entrepreneurship is Thriving Across Africa and Beyond

    Nairobi plays host to one of the largest gatherings of start-up social and environmental enterprises ever, as 41 green entrepreneurs are celebrated at the 2014 SEED Awards Africa Symposium, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today. The SEED Awards identify and support innovative social and environmental start-up enterprises which can tackle key ...

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