Marine Aquaculture Congressional Briefing

July 13, 2022 – Online webinar Around the globe, advances in science and technology have enabled a thriving, environmentally sound, and sustainable marine aquaculture industry. Join us to learn how a stable regulatory framework with strong environmental safeguards, combined with the use of best practices, research, and innovation, can guide the U.S. towards a more... Read More

AQUAA Act Builds Framework for US Marine Aquaculture Development

(Letter sent to all U.S. Senators) February 14, 2022 United States Senate Constitution Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator, We write to request your support for increasing U.S. production of healthful, sustainable, and affordable seafood through marine aquaculture. Sens. Roger Wicker (R-MS), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Reps. Ed Case (D-HI) and... Read More

American Fisheries Society Position on Aquaculture

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) supports sustainable growth of aquaculture. The demand for fish is expected to grow significantly in the next decade, but it is unlikely that capture fisheries can sustainably accommodate increased harvest pressure to meet this demand. Domestic freshwater and marine aquaculture present existing and emerging opportunities to sustainably address America’s ongoing... Read More

Recent Aquaculture Video Does Not Reflect Fish Handling Practices at Most Aquaculture Facilities

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) supports responsible and humane production of fish in aquaculture facilities.  Yesterday, the nonprofit Washington, D.C.-based organization, Compassion Over Killing, released a video of an aquaculture farm that depicts disturbing images that are not in keeping with best practices in fish handling.  The conditions in the facility in the video are... Read More

Capitol Hill Science Briefing on Marine Aquaculture Presented by AFS and NOAA Fisheries

Capitol Hill Ocean Week presented an opportunity for AFS to bring congressional staffers and environmental organizations together for “Mythbusting Marine Aquaculture,” a science-focused briefing in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center on June 6.  The briefing featured five experts in various aquaculture disciplines to highlight the advances in science, technology, and best management practices that have... Read More

Aquaculture Update

On Monday, Sept. 24, U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo ruled in favor of environmental, public interest and fishing groups who filed suit against the national Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, two years ago to block efforts to establish aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico. In January... Read More