SFP Launches New Projects to Address Carbon and Biodiversity Impacts of Aquaculture 

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) announced a new landscape-based aquaculture initiative to create the scale necessary for seafood buyers, processors and farmers to address the cumulative impacts of aquaculture, beyond the farm and the critical environmental and socio-economic challenges they face.

FDA Signs Partnership with Ecuador to Enhance Safety of Shrimp Imports

August 25, 2023 FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) signed a Regulatory Partnership Arrangement (RPA) with Ecuador’s seafood regulatory authority to strengthen food safety in shrimp intended for the U.S. market. Shrimp is the most consumed seafood in the United States, the vast majority of which is imported. Ecuador is one of the leading exporters of aquacultured shrimp to the United States.  

Pallone Announces Introduction of Bipartisan Bill to Support New Jersey’s Aquaculture and Seafood Industries

Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced the introduction of a bipartisan bill today to support aquaculture and seafood industries. The Supporting Equity for Aquaculture and Seafood (SEAS) Act reforms federal agricultural policy to ensure these industries receive equal treatment within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

New Aquaculture Apprenticeship Programs Create Pathways Into Industry in Maine

“I’ve done pretty much every job you can do on the farm, so it’s nice to see the full gamut of options,” a Mere Point Oyster Company apprentice said.

Maine Passes Law to Set Limits on New Fish Farms 

June 28, 2023 Oceana

Governor Janet Mills signed a bill into law that establishes limits on stocking density, making it harder for developers to build monster fish farms in Maine’s waters.