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National Organic Standards Board (USDA) votes for increased oversight of wild native seaweed harvests

The algae habitat attached to the rocky coastline of our state today celebrates conservation win! Today the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) committee of the USDA organic program has decided that the harvest of seaweed for fertilizer needs more oversight, and has ruled that a task force must be formed to ensure greater accountability in the harvest of this primary resource.

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Sustainable Seaweed Workshop

Páirc Na Mara

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10/10/20 Slow Fish webinar

Plenty of Fish in the Sea: Exploring Aquaculture's Appetite for Wild Fish

We are often told "you are what you eat' but what about the food fed to the animals we eat?

This webinar will explore the diet of farmed salmon.

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Algae Online Course!

Introduction to Algae Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

This course brings together some of foremost algae experts from industry and academia to share their experience and understandings of the fundamentals of algae. It will cover what algae are, why they are important,

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Support Local Citizens for SMART Growth: Salmon Farm

From: Local Citizens for SMART Growth: Salmon Farm

No Thanks, No Fish Tanks for ME! is a campaign launched by Local Citizens for SMART Growth (LCSG), a group formed in response to the possibility of a massive industrial salmon farm being built by Nordic Aquafarms,

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Feds to spend $30M to restore fish habitats Down East

From Bangor Daily News 

A state project to help four species of fish pass more easily between the ocean and lakes and rivers in eastern Washington County is getting a $30 million boost from the federal government.

The money will go toward restoration projects spread out over more than 300,000 acres in roughly 20 municipalities and townships in eastern Washington County,

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Cooke Aqua to pay Maine $150,000 for multiple violations

from responisible aquaculture 

Among several violations identified by state regulators, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection says the company exceeded fish density limits in its net pens, didn’t provide complete annual stocking notices on time, and didn’t properly sample for sulfides in facilities it operates off the coast of Maine.

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How Giant Kelp May Respond to Climate Change

from UC Davis Science & Climate

In a changing ocean, giant kelp’s reproductive success depends on where it’s from.

Hollarsmith’s study, published in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, examines how giant kelp may respond to increased ocean warming and acidification.

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Artificial Upwelling: current efforts and anticipated impacts of intermingling the ocean

from Geoengineering Monitor

The US-based Climate Foundation revealed plans to intermingle ocean water layers in Australian and Philippine coastal waters with the aim of sequestering atmospheric carbon as well as stimulating the growth of phytoplankton and macroalgae, and enhancing fish production.

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How seaweed farming could help to offset agriculture’s emissions

from anthropocenemagazine, 2019

Published in Current Biology, the study found by analyzing coastal habitats worldwide, that an expansive area of coastline – 48 million square kilometers – would be suitable for global seaweed production.

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