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Shellfish Aquaculture Funding Opportunity

The U.S. National Sea Grant Office and the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program are funding a joint competition to finance proposals that seek to establish, continue and/or expand collaborations between researchers and the shellfish aquaculture industry. Specifically, applications to this competition should utilize new or existing research/industry partnerships to study how ocean and coastal acidification in combination with other stressors impacts

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Shortlist for Ocean Startup Challenge

Ocean Startup Challenge

After 158 applications flooded in for the Ocean Startup Challenge, the industry reviewers have shortlisted 31 companies to vie for 10 prizes of $25,000 and in-kind support from partners.  The shortlisted solutions involve environmental monitoring, reducing marine mammal entanglement in fishing gear, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, technologies to reduce corrosion and biofouling, networks of sensors and analysis tools, sustainable bait

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Copernicus SAR Data Show Salmon Oil Slick from Collapsed Farm in Patagonia

Sentinel 1 SAR Chile fish oil spill

By Cristina Rodriguez • Christian Haag In the south of Chile, several species of salmon fish are produced. The country is the second largest salmon producer in the world (around 953 tons produced in 2019). Authorities have increased environmental protection regulations since the start of aquaculture.  At the end of June this year, there was a complete collapse of a

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Sea Grant Aquaculture Funding Opportunity

Sea Grant aquaculture

Subject to the availability of funding, Sea Grant anticipates approximately $5,000,000 will be available for research projects and programs that will significantly advance the understanding of the economics of aquaculture businesses in the U.S. and address gaps regarding important market information.   The overall goal is to advance business management toward development of a sustainable marine and Great Lakes aquaculture

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Top 5 Aquaculture Trends of 2020

NOAA blue mussel farm offshore

By Kayla Matthews Aquaculture is the fastest-growing food production sector in the world. The industry is experiencing significant changes due to several environmental, economic and social concerns. As the global population grows, so too does the need to produce food on a large scale. Farm-grown fish and seafood products can fill this need. However, the looming threat of climate change, as well

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