Martha's Vineyard Shellfish Group Director Steps Down

“The Shellfish Group, from nearly day one, has been my baby,” he wrote. “Our hatchery is a well-oiled machine reliably producing tens of millions of shellfish seed annually. Our expertise in shellfish culture is internationally recognized. We continue to incorporate cutting-edge ideas and technologies in pursuit of our mission to preserve and enhance the Island’s shellfish resources and the clean water quality they require.”

New Global Energy Receives USDA National Organic Program Certification

November 30, 2016 New Global Energy, Inc.

New Global Energy, Inc., focused on sustainable Aquaculture, Agriculture, and Health & Wellness, including tilapia farming, shrimp farming, moringa farming and feed formulation, announced today that it has received through its subsidiary, Aqua Farming Tech, Inc., the United States Department of Agriculture's National Organic Program certification and in addition has received the Certificate of Organic Registration issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture State Organic Program for portions of its  California farms. 

Alabama Oyster Supply Unusually Low This Year

Since the oyster season opened on November 1 in Alabama coastal waters, production has been unusually low. Thank goodness, the oyster aquaculture industry in the state has been able to take up some of the shortfall but certainly not all.

Smithfield's Nationwide Helping Hungry Homes Tour Celebrates 300th Donation Milestone

November 30, 2016 Smithfield Foods

Smithfield’s Helping Hungry Homes campaign provided more than 100,000 servings of protein to Northwest Arkansas Food Bank, just in time for the holiday season. This considerable donation is part of Smithfield’s 300th Helping Hungry Homes donation milestone tour, during which the company will donate more than one million servings to food banks across the country through the end of the year. These donations are in addition to the 42 large-scale protein donations Smithfield has made across the United States in 2016.

10,000 Cattle To Be Slaughtered As CFIA Expands Bovine Tuberculosis Quarantine

November 30, 2016 The Canadian Press

Federal officials say at least 10,000 cattle are going to slaughter as a result of a bovine tuberculosis outbreak in western Canada.