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Marine Harvest farm receives antibiotic-free certification

The National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (SERNAPESCA) deems the delivery of the first “antibiotic-free” certification to an Atlantic salmon farming center in Los Lagos region as an important milestone. It is Yaotal center, in central Chiloé, belonging to the Norwegian capital company Marine Harvest, which proved that its fish are not treated with antimicrobials during…

Great Lakes net-pen aquaculture—real and perceived risks to the environment

The following article is based on a presentation by Ron Kinnunen, Michigan Sea Grant, Michigan State University at the No-Spills Conference at the Grand Traverse Resort, Michigan, in early January. Chris Weeks, Michigan State University Extension, was also a co-author on this presentation. Great Lakes net-pen aquaculture—real and perceived risks to the environment In the…

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10 Myths about U.S. Marine Aquaculture

Not all aquaculture is created equal, but aquaculture in the United States operates within one of the most comprehensive regulatory environments in the world.  Projects that are sited in U.S. waters must meet a suite of federal, state, and local regulations that ensure environmental protection, water quality, food safety, and protection of public health.  …