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New Sources of Seafood Cropping Up:
Aquaculture Ventures from the Mountains to Offshore

3.23.15 - To alleviate harvest pressure on wild stocks and reduce pollution and contamination resulting from intensive coastal farm operations, sustainable aquaculture enterprises are emerging in some surprising places. From the mountains to the open ocean, enterprises like a land based sea bass farm on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, a salmon farm in West Virginia and a Siberian sturgeon/caviar operation in the Blue Ridge mountains are explored. Read More

Fighting Fishy Activity in the Seafood Industry

2.2.15 - With Asian crab meat marketed as American, seafood fraud is an issue that hits close to home. Product traceability not only ensures quality and protects the interests of US fishermen, it prevents pirate activity and overfishing. In addition to dredging up complex global fishery concerns, many innovative solutions are explored. Read More.


Monterey Bay Seafood Watch App

Updated app available for download

Whether you're at the seafood counter or the sushi bar, this app can help you make an informed decision about your meal. It can also help you locate businesses where others have found sustainable seafood. Free, up-to-date seafood recommendations searchable by common market names and access to in-depth conservation notes and reports are at your fingertips.

Global Fishing Watch is an online platform to track the activity of fishing vessels

Read more about watching the Sea from the Stars in The Stars Come Out for the Ocean


18 Acre Hydroponic Farm Opens in VA

In November Governor Terry McAuliffe participated in the grand opening of the largest hydroponic farm in Virginia. The 18 acre indoor facility operated by Red Sun Farms will grow 40 foot tall non GMO conventional and organic tomato plants that yield 39 pounds of fruit per square meter. Within the soilless growing system, water consumption is reduced. The enclosed greenhouse environment also allows for year round production while negating the need for pesticides. This is the first of three phases to be built on the site which will encompass close to 50 acres within state of the art greenhouses.

DIY Virginia Solar Vintner Tour

Vintners, who rely on sunshine to bring fruit to the vine, are also exploiting its power to energize their indoor operations. Read more.

Fishing for Sustainable Seafood Successful Solutions to Feed the Future

Includes management, technology and consumer info - Recirculating Saltwater Aquaculture far from the coast is highlighted. Read more.

Drink your way to a Cleaner Bay: Craft Brewers Contribute to Restoration Efforts - TidewaterCurrent.com.


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