Latest Fish and shellfish farming News

Farmers protest California water plan aimed to save salmon

Aug. 20, 2018 8:28 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of California farmers rallied at the Capitol on Monday to protest state water officials' proposal to increase water flows in a major California river, a move state and federal politicians called an overreach of power that would mean less water for farms in the Central...

The Latest: US's lucrative baby eel fishery will not expand

Aug. 8, 2018 11:33 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Latest on a decision about whether to expand baby eel fishing in Maine (all times local): 9:50 a.m. Regulators say the U.S.'s only significant fishery for baby eels will not be allowed to expand next year. Maine fishermen seek the elvers in rivers and streams so they can be sold...

UN says fish production rising, overfishing still a problem

Jul. 9, 2018 2:33 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The U.N. food agency says global fish production is expected to grow 18 percent over the coming decade, even as farmed fish production slows down and the numbers of wild-caught fish level off. The Food and Agriculture Organization issued its annual report on the state of world fisheries Monday....