Canadian Federal Court Ruling: the Courts are Paying Attention to Science, Says NWAA

On April 22, Canada’s Federal Court ruled that the cancellation of fish farm leases in the Discovery Islands in British Columbia not only breached procedural fairness but also failed to follow the best available science as provided by nine separate Canadian government-commissioned studies.

The Steward Foundation Awarded USDA Grant to Grow West Coast Aquaculture

February 1, 2022 The Steward Foundation

The Steward Foundation, along with three key industry partners⏤Oregon Aquaculture Association (OAA), Northwest Aquaculture Alliance (NWAA), California Aquaculture Association (CAA)⏤recently received a $197,000 grant as a 2021 awardee of the USDA Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP). Steward and its partner organizations will use the funding to plan for a Pacific Aquaculture Marketing & Innovation Center (PAMIC).

Northwest Aquaculture Alliance Responds to the 9-0 Supreme Court Opinion Upholding Cooke Aquaculture Pacific’s Permit to Farm Steelhead: “A Victory for Science”

In a 9-0 opinion, the Washington Supreme Court today upheld Cooke Aquaculture Pacific’s permit to change species from Atlantic salmon to steelhead in Puget Sound, rejecting a challenge by the Wild Fish Conservancy and other groups to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (WDFW) 2019 approval of the company’s permit application, which was upheld by a lower court.

Northwest Aquaculture Alliance Adds Alaska Seafood Industry Veteran, Jeff Hetrick, to its Board of Directors

December 20, 2021 Northwest Aquaculture Alliance

Hetrick, the current Director of the Alutiiq Pride Marine Institute (APMI) in Seward, Alaska, previously conducted salmon enhancement projects for private non-profits and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. He is a founding member of the Alaska Shellfish Growers Association and operated an oyster farm in Prince William Sound prior to the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

NWAA Issues Statement on the AQUAA Act

The Northwest Aquaculture Alliance (NWAA), an organization that represents aquaculture producers and suppliers in the US Pacific region, commends the work of US Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Marco Rubio (R-FL), for introducing S 3100, the bill known as the Advancing the Quality and Understanding of American Aquaculture (AQUAA) Act to the United States Senate.