Wednesday, May 1, 2013

01/05/13: Lobster aquaculture funding in Tasmania; US steelhead trout farms gets BAP status; Canadian election candidates share salmon farming opinions

The University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia is to receive a $5 million boost over five years to develop the aquaculture industry.
Working with Darden Inc, JSA Consulting Engineers, Plastic Fabrications and the University of Aukland, New Zealand, UTAS will research the commercial development of rock lobster aquaculture and hope to mass produce lobster seed stock.

Pacific Seafood Group's steelhead trout farm on the Columbia River is the first US steelhead trout or salmon farm to achieve Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification.
Operated by Pacific Seafood's Pacific Aquaculture division, the BAP-certified farm is located in Nespelem, Washington, on the Colville Nation, in northeastern Washington state. Pacific Seafood purchased the farm in 2008 but partners with the Colville Nation to operate it; most of the farm employees are members of the Colville Nation.

The farm produces more than 8 million pounds (3.63 million kilograms) of steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) annually; the fish are raised in pens. The fish are marketed throughout North America, mostly fresh, to both retail and foodservice customers.

Salmon farming. For or against? The Campbell Mirror, Canada asked candidates in upcoming provincial elections their opinions. Find out what they think.
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English: Man holding a rainbow trout (Oncorhyn...
English: Man holding a rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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