Land-based Gold River Aquafarms Project Could Provide up to 100 jobs in Vancouver

A company working to establish a land-based steelhead aquaculture facility in Gold River has a site and backers for its operation, but is still waiting on regulatory approval to launch.

Seafood Processors Pandemic Response and Safety Block Grant Program

September 27, 2021 USDA AMS

The SPRS grant program will provide approximately $50 million in assistance to seafood processing facilities and processing vessels through block grants to State agencies. USDA allocated funding to certain U.S. states and territories based on a formula that considers economic activity as demonstrated through commercial fisheries landings, as detailed in the RFA. This program is funded by the Pandemic Assistance provided in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. 

Louisiana’s Struggling Seafood Industry Teetering After Ida

September 24, 2021 JAY REEVES, Associated Press

Louisiana’s oyster farmers, crabbers, shrimpers and anglers are nothing if not adaptable, producing millions of pounds of seafood annually, often in water that was dry land a generation ago. They’ve fought off a devastating oil spill, floods, changing markets and endless hurricanes just to stay in business.

Governments Must Cooperate to Seize the Opportunities of a ‘Blue Food Revolution’

September 24, 2021 Marine Stewardship Council

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) welcomes findings of the Blue Food Assessment, but urges greater action from international community. 

Irish Smoked Salmon Producer Says it’s Now Cheaper to Send Fish to America Than The UK Due to Brexit Costs

September 23, 2021 Josh Barrie, I News

One of the most respected smoked salmon producers in Ireland said it has become cheaper to send cured fish to America than the UK due to additional costs caused by Brexit.