Belfast Hosts Aquaculture Summit as Debate Rages Over Proposed Salmon Farm

As local officials deliberate on plans for a controversial land-based salmon farm, about 250 aquaculture farmers, researchers, students and others convened at the University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center on Friday to explore the possibilities of the growing industry.

NaturalShrimp, Inc. Announces Hatchery Contract

January 21, 2020 NaturalShrimp

NaturalShrimp has entered into a twelve million postlarvae (PL) shrimp annual contract with Sea Products Development, LLC (SPD), in which they will deliver up to one million PLs per month. Continuous shipments of PLs for regular stocking in the NaturalShrimp, Inc.’s La Coste, Texas, facility will begin in February 2020.

Quebec Agriculture Minister Concerned as American Officials Push For Ban on Canadian Seafood Imports

January 20, 2020 Spencer Van Dyk, CBC News

Some American senators and members of Congress claim Canadian shipping and fishing activities are harming endangered North American right whales, and they’re calling on the White House to place an embargo on Canadian seafood.

UMaine Signs Deal To Breed Fish For $ 110M Fish Farm Planned In Jonesport

A Dutch aquaculture firm that plans to build a $ 110 million land-based fish farm in Jonesport has reached an agreement with the University of Maine to lease space at the school’s aquaculture incubator to breed and hatch fish that the company then will grow to market size.

Shrimp Fleet Hopeful For Larger Catches Next Year as Slow South Carolina Season Comes to an End

January 20, 2020 Zach Giroux, Moultrie News

As the 2019 shrimping season comes to an end, shrimpers on Shem Creek are still scratching their heads. As they pull up their nets until April, they are speculating what may have caused the shortage of shrimp in the area this year.