Latest Fish and shellfish farming News

Maine salmon advocacy group gets grant to improve hatchery

Nov. 29, 2021 04:12 AM EST

EAST MACHIAS, Maine (AP) — A salmon advocacy group in rural Maine is getting help from the federal government to make improvements to a fish hatchery and office building. The Downeast Salmon Federation operates the facility in East Machias. The group advocates for...

No construction on proposed salmon farm despite greenlight

Nov. 27, 2021 08:27 AM EST

BUCKSPORT, Maine (AP) — A proposed salmon farm located at the site of the former Verso paper mill in Bucksport has not started construction despite receiving the necessary permits two years ago. A spokesperson for the company, Whole Oceans — which proposed the...

Mississippi deluges: low salinity kills baby oysters

Nov. 25, 2021 08:06 AM EST

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — Deluges along Mississippi’s coast have damaged the state’s current generation of oysters two years after fresh water from a Louisiana flood control structure all but wiped out live adults on reefs. Fresh water also has hurt baby oysters in southeast Louisiana...

Town backs moratorium on fish farm near Acadia National Park

Nov. 21, 2021 14:18 PM EST

GOULDSBORO, Maine (AP) — Residents of a Maine town that could be the site of a large salmon aquaculture operation have voted in favor of a moratorium on large-scale fish farms. Gouldsboro held a special town meeting on the subject on Nov. 15 and residents overwhelmingly...

2 WVa streams being stocked this week with rainbow trout

Nov. 11, 2021 04:02 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A thousand pounds of rainbow trout will be released into streams in West Virginia this week. The Kanawha County Commission and Indian Lake Fish Hatchery will release the fish into the Elk River and Blue Creek on Friday. ...

Restaurant denied permit to expand shellfish farm

Nov. 10, 2021 10:33 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Coastal regulators in Rhode Island have voted to deny a request by the owner of one of the state's most famous restaurants to expand his shellfish farming operations in a local salt pond. A four-member subcommittee of the state's Coastal...

Aquaculture operation wins lawsuit in Belfast

Oct. 30, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — Nordic Aquafarms won a court battle over ownership of a disputed mudflat that's critical to the company’s $500 million aquaculture project. The ruling was a defeat for two plaintiffs who sued Nordic Aquafarms over access to the property, the...

New law allows bass to be farm-raised, sold in markets

Oct. 16, 2021 03:21 AM EDT

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Coming soon to your neighborhood seafood market: farm-raised Florida largemouth bass. Thanks to a law passed this spring, bass will expand its popularity from a favorite fishing target to the seafood sales list in the Sunshine State. At face...

Sockeye salmon released into central Idaho lakes to spawn

Sep. 28, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The number of sockeye salmon making it to central Idaho from the ocean this year is one of the worst returns in the last decade, with only 43 fish so far, state wildlife managers said Tuesday. But the Idaho Department of Fish and Game said a hatchery...

Maine finds no violations at salmon farm fish die off site

Sep. 27, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

FRENCHBORO, Maine (AP) — Regulators in Maine said they found no permit violations stemming from thousands of fish deaths at an aquaculture operation off the state's coast. Cooke Aquaculture, a Canada-based fish farming giant, operates salmon farms that include...