Offshore Marine Aquaculture
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Federal Government

NOAA Fisheries - National Marine Fisheries Service Aquaculture Page

The Rationale for a New Initiative in Marine Aquaculture     September 2002
U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AQUACULTURE POLICY - Mission Statement
United States Joint Subcommittee on Aquaculture (JSA)
Overview and Future Directions for the National Sea Grant Aquaculture Program (by James McVey, National Sea Grant College Program) - A summary of past Sea Grant work supporting offshore and marine fish farming development and an appraisal of the present status of technology will be presented. An analysis of the federal structure and climate for support of offshore aquaculture issues and a view of pending legislation and NOAA initiatives in this area will be discussed. The concept of a Marine Fish Farming Institute will be suggested for organizing future efforts.
U.S. State and Territory Animal Import Regulations for Aquatic Species - USDA APHIS Veterinary Services

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East Coast

Empty Oceans, Empty Nets, the first part of our two-part documentary series on fisheries, was broadcast on over two hundred PBS stations around the country on or around Earth Day, April 22, 2002
Florida Aquaculture Leasing Program
Massachusetts Aquaculture Strategic Plan -  Because of the beauty and bounty of the Massachusetts coastline, many different interests compete for itsuse. The goal of the Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management Office (MCZM) is to balance these interests by protecting the natural resources of the coast while promoting responsible economic development.
Snapperfarm, Inc., New York - Puerto Rico/Culebra - Offshore mariculture project: cage culture of mutton snapper (Lutjanus analis) in Puerto Rico
UNH to tackle Fish farming in open ocean - Gulf of Maine Times article, Spring 1999
University of New Hampshire Open Ocean Aquaculture Demonstration Project
Rhode Island Marine Resource Uses - This project is an offshoot of the Coastal Resources Management Council's (CRMC) working group on aquaculture and fisheries. The purpose of these charts is to identify various areas of the state's waters that are used for fishing and aquaculture. Future work will include identifying all of the stakeholders and including the areas of the state's waters that are used.
This identification is critical to the planning of any future development.

Gulf of Mexico/Caribbean

Sea Grant Gulf of Mexico Offshore Aquaculture Corsortium

Offshore Aquaculture - Missisippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program
OFFSHORE AQUACULTURE PRODUCTION ECONOMICS AND MARKETING - Missisippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center

Snapperfarm, Inc. - Offshore Aquaculture

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Pacific Region

California
Marine Forests Society,  P.O. Box 5843 Balboa Island, CA 92662 USA,  Phone: 949-721-9006 Fax: 949-721-9509
Email: usmfs@marinehabitat.org

Hawaii
Offshore Sea Cage Demonstrates Potential for Open-Ocean Farming - Hawaii Sea Grant
Offshore Aquaculture Project Yields a Traditional Hawaiian Delicacy - Hawaii Sea Grant
State (Hawaii) Authorizes First Ocean Leasing Agreement - Department of Agriculture, State of Hawaii
Offshore Seacage Culture of Threadfin - Oceanic Institute

Oregon
Ocean and Coastal Law Center, University of Oregon School of Law, 1515 Agate Street, Eugene OR 97403-1221, Tel. (541) 346-3845   Fax (541) 346-1564.

Washington
Ocean-going research using motion simulation software - Net Systems of Bainbridge, WA, used Working Model to analyze what effects ocean currents would have on a spar holding a corner of its sea farming pen in place. Custom equations apply forces to model the ocean current, spar buoyancy, and the water's dragon the lower stabilizer disk. A spring/damper is switched on and off to model the drag the net places on the spar.
Ocean Spar Technologies, L.L.C.  Langley Gace, Aquaculture Manager. Net Systems / Ocean Spar Technologies, 7910 NE Day Road West, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 USA
Phone (206) 842-5623 ext. 149; Fax (206) 842-6832; Mobile (206) 947-1483; Email <engineering@oceanspar.com> ; Web page <www.oceanspar.com>

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Canada (Federal/National * British Columbia * New Brunswick * Other)

Federal Government/National

Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)

    Sustainable Aquaculture <http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/aquaculture/main_e.htm>

Office of the Commissioner for Aquaculture Development (OCAD)
Agreement on Interjurisdictional Cooperation (pdf format)
Federal Aquaculture Development Strategy (1995) (pdf format)

"The Effects of  Salmon Farming in B.C. on the Management of Wild Salmon Stocks"  - report of the federal Auditor-General's Office (click here for pdf version)

Aquaculture Association of Canada, P.O. Box 1987, St. Andrews, N.B. E0G 2X0
Tel (506) 529-4766;Fax (506) 529-4706; <http://www.ifmt.nf.ca/mi/aac>

Atlantic Salmon Federation, P.O. Box 429, St. Andrews, NB E0G 2X0
Tel (506) 529-4581; Fax (506) 529-4985; <http://www.asf.ca>

Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance, Suite 907, 75 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 5E7
Tel (613) 239-0612; Fax (613) 239-0619; <http://www.aquaculture.ca>

Canadian Aquaculture  Industry Alliance  Position Paper on the Discussion Document
For Revision to Protocols for the Introduction and Transfer of Salmonids NAC(98)6

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British Columbia

The Management and Regulatory Framework for Salmon Aquaculture in British Columbia - Prepared for the BC Environmental Assessment Office for the purpose of the Salmon Aquaculture Review. Prepared by Ann Hillyer, Hillyer Atkins Barristers & Solicitors, #9 - 631 Fort Street, Victoria, B.C. V8W 1G1

The Salmon Aquaculture Review Final Report - BC Environmental Assessment Office

Other BC Salmon Aquaculture Documents Available Online

B.C. Salmon Farmers Association, #506-1200 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 2S9
Tel (604) 682-3077 / (800) 661-7256; Fax (604) 669-6974; <http://www.bcsalmonfarms.bc.ca>

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New Brunswick

Fisheries and Aquaculture, New Brunswick,  P.O. Box 6000,  Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1, Tel (506) 453-2253,
Fax (506) 453-5210 <http://www.gnb.ca/0057/index.htm>

Bay of Fundy Marine Site Allocation Policy - Fisheries and Aquaculture, New Brunswick

Other

Nova Scotia Agriculture and Fisheries, P.O. Box 2223; Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3C4
Phone: (902) 424-4560; Fax: (902) 424-4671; <http://www.gov.ns.ca/fish>

Fisheries and Aquaculture, Newfoundland,  P.O. Box 8700, St. John’s, NF A1B 4J, Tel (709) 729-3448 <http://www.gov.nf.ca/fishaq>

Aquaculture Legislation (Newfoundland and Labrador)

Prince Edward Island: Fisheries, Aquaculture and Environment, Jones Building, 11 Kent Street, P.O. Box 2000, Charlottetown, PE  C1A 7N8  Telephone: (902) 368-6410, Facsimile: (902) 368-6488 <http://www.gov.pe.ca/fae/index.php3>

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Europe (European Union * UN/FAO * Norway * Scotland * Ireland)

European Union

Development of monitoring guidelines and modelling tools for environmental effects from Mediterranean aquaculture (MERAMED)
Eur-Lex - the portal to European Union Law
Federation of European Aquaculture Producers (FEAP)
Aquamedia - developed by the Federation of European Aquaculture Producers (FEAP) as a focus for accurate and up-to-date information about aquaculture
A Code of Conduct for European Aquaculture (July 2000) (pdf format) - from the Federation of European Aquaculture Producers (FEAP)
The European Commission - Fisheries
    The European Commission - Fisheries Links to aquaculture, processing and marketing
Monitoring and Regulation of Marine Aquaculture (MARAQUA) - the project, which lasts for two years commencing on 1st January 1999, concentrates on a review of existing information and the establishment of agreed guidelines for the monitoring and regulation of marine aquaculture.
Development of monitoring guidelines and modelling tools for environmental effects from Mediterranean aquaculture (MERAMED) - a project supported by the European Commission through the 5th framework programme for "Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources"

Itsazi Aquaculture S.L, San Sebastian, Spain - offshore aquacultural systems

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The United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

REVIEW OF THE STATE OF WORLD AQUACULTURE. FAO Fisheries Circular  No. 886, Rev. 2. Inland Water Resources and Aquaculture Service, Fishery Resources Division, FAO Fisheries Department. Rome, 2003

Aquaculture in the Third Millennium - Technical Proceedings of the Conference on Aquaculture in the Third Millennium, Bangkok, Thailand. 20-25 February
2000. Subasinghe, R.P., Bueno, P., Phillips, M.J., Hough, C., McGladdery, S.E., & Arthur, J.E. (Eds.) NACA, Bangkok and FAO, Rome. 471pp.

The Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP) Home Page

Planning and Management for Sustainable Coastal Aquaculture Development. Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Pollution (GESAMP). GESAMP REPORTS AND STUDIES No.68
IMO/FAO/Unesco/WMO/WHO/IAEA/UN/UNEP. FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS. Rome, 2001

REDUCING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF COASTAL AQUACULTURE.  Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Pollution (GESAMP). GESAMP REPORTS AND STUDIES No.47
IMO/FAO/Unesco/WMO/WHO/IAEA/UN/UNEP. FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS. Rome, 1991

The state of world fisheries and aquaculture --1998  (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
The state of world fisheries and aquaculture --2000  (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
REVIEW OF THE STATE OF WORLD AQUACULTURE. FAO Fisheries Circular No. 886 FIRI/C886(Rev.1). Rome, 1997. ISSN 0429-9329

Guidelines for the Promotion of Environmental Management of Coastal Aquaculture Development.  FAO FISHERIES TECHICAL PAPER 328. FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Rome, 1992.  Reprinted 1993, 1995.
Consultation on the application of Article 9 of the FAO code of conduct for responsible fisheries in the Mediterranean region: Synthesisof the National Reports (TEMP/RER/908/MUL)

FAO Fisheries Department GESAMP: Integration of Aquaculture into Coastal Management

FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (1995)

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Norway

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
The Research Council of Norway
NORWEGIAN SEAFOOD PRODUCTION AND EXPORT - an IntraFish.com industry report
Annual Report of Aquaculture 1999. Norwegian Institute of Marine Research. Bergen, Norway. <http://www.imr.no/english/publications/1999/aquaculture.htm>
Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute
Intrafish.com - a news service for the Norwegian and international marine farming industry.
Nutreco - Norwegian manufacturer of salmon feeds

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Scotland

Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) <http://www.sepa.org.uk/index.htm>
REGULATION AND MONITORING OF MARINE CAGE FISH FARMING IN SCOTLAND
Fish Farming Manual- Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)
Locational Guidelines for the Authorisation of Marine Fish Farms in Scottish Waters
Scottish Salmon Growers Association <http://www.fish-farming.co.uk/firms/ssga.htm>University of Stirling

Fusion Marine - sea cages, moorings and consultancy services

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Ireland

Irish Marine Institute Home Page
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (Irish Sea Fisheries Board), P.O. Box 12, Crofton Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland.
The Department of the Marine and Natural Resources (responsible for aquaculture licensing). <http://www.irlgov.ie/marine/>
Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) <http://www.epa.ie>
Irishseafood.com - Directory of the Irish Seafood, Fisheries & Aquaculture Industries
Irish Seaweed Industry Organisation <http://seaweed.ucg.ie>

Chile

Salmon Chile Information Bureau
Chilean Trade Commission. ProChile Web site <http://www.chileinfo.com/seafood/>.
Association of Chilean Salmon and Trout Farmers <http://www.salmonchile.cl/sching/index.htm>

Fisheries Department, Ministry of the Economy, Teatinos 120, Piso 11 Santiago, Chile
Tel.: (562) 671-6620 / 671-0951; Fax: (562) 671-8143; e-mail: <subpesca@subpesca.cl>

Salmon & Trout Producers Association, Av. Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins 949, Of. 2502, Santiago, Chile
Tel: (562) 699-2825 / 697-3326; Fax: (562) 671-3765; e-mail: <chilesal@netline.cl>

Servicios e Inversiones Marítimas Ltda., Simar - is a group of companies dedicated to the design and production of the excellence in marine technology.
aqua.cl - el portal de la acuicultura de Chile

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Australia

Ecologically Sustainable Development of Fisheries - part of a national initiative to implement ESD within the management of all Australian fisheries and aquaculture resources
Australia's Marine Jurisdictional Zones
AUSTRALIA'S OCEANS POLICY, AN ISSUES PAPER, MAY 1998
Research Priorities for Australian Fisheries and Aquaculture-  Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - Australia
Aquaculture Action Agenda - Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - Australia
Southern Bluefin Tuna - The Role of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - Australia
Aquaculture Fact Sheet -  Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - Australia , Bureau of Rural Sciences
Marine Farm Planning and Consultation Processes in Western Australia - Fisheries Management Paper. Fisheries Western Australia
Fisheries Western Australia Home Page
    Aquaculture and Pearling - Fisheries Western Australia
    Guidelines for Granting Aquaculture Leases - Fisheries Management Paper. Fisheries Western Australia
    Assessment of applications for authorisations for aquaculture and pearling in coastal waters of Western Australia - Fisheries Ministerial Policy Guidelines. Fisheries Western Australia
University of Tasmania School of Aquaculture
Marine, Coastal and Estuarine Investigation Interim Report (February 1998) - ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION COUNCIL, East Melbourne, Victoria

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New Zealand

New Zealand Government Online
New Zealand Ministry for the Environment <http://www.mfe.govt.nz/>
New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries  <http://www.fish.govt.nz/>
New Zealand Government and Other Links <http://www.fish.govt.nz/contacts/links.html>
Fishing for the Future - Review of the Fisheries Act 1996 - New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries
STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK AND DIRECTIONS FOR FISHERIES RESEARCH CONTRACTED BY THE MINISTRY OF FISHERIES - New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries
Changing Course - Towards Fisheries 2010 - New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries
Five Year Strategic Plan - New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries

New Zealand Seafood Industry <http://www.seafood.co.nz/>
NEW ZEALAND SEAFOOD INDUSTRY  FORESIGHT STRATEGY October 1998 - Prepared by the New Zealand Seafood Industry Council

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Japan

Environmental Problems and Environmental Management of Japanese Coastal Waters: An Ecosystem Perspective - Hideaki NAKATA, Associate Professor, Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo. July 1998.

Other

New World News and Informtion Data Base on Salmon Resources <http://www.sbpark.com/pacrim/dbenvfe2.html>

An IntraFish.com Industry Report on Salmon Farming - Year 2000 Review  Authors:  Bertrand Charron, Maresa Fagan, Bent-Are Jensen, Pål Korneliussen, Uinsionn MacDubhghaill, Knut-Erik Olsen



Last Updated on 20 August 2004
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