Development and Testing of an Operational Framework for Offshore Aquaculture in Conjunction with Stakeholders at National and Regional Level

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Offshore Mariculture 2006   11-13 October, Malta

A two-day international conference and a technical visits day, to explore the feasibility of farming the open seas. Organised by the Society for Underwater Technology ( and the Greenwich Maritime Forum, the conference is supported by the European Commission and the Maltese Ministry for Rural Affairs and the Environment. It will look at both European and global progress in offshore fish farming and its application in European and international waters.


Offshore Aquaculture National Ocean Policy Study Hearing

Thursday, April 6 2006 - 10:00 AM - SD-562. The Senate Commerce Committee's National Ocean Policy Study Subcommittee has announced a hearing on Offshore Aquaculture scheduled for Thursday, April 6, at 10:00 a.m. in room 562 of the Dirksen Building.


Marine Task Force to Develop National Standards for Ocean Aquaculture Announced


NOAA Releases Offshore Aquaculture Bill


Economic Considerations in Thinking About United States Marine Aquaculture - Gunnar Knapp, Professor of Economics, Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage. Prepared for presentation to the
NOAA Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee, Juneau, Alaska. August 11, 2004


¡¥Ocean Researchers Take Fish Farming Off-Shore¡¦¡V Story on National Public Radio

National Public Radio¡¦s All Things Considered featured offshore marine aquaculture research and its prospects for both overcoming the ecological concerns of pollution and depleted fisheries. Rich Langan, Director of the University of New Hampshire¡¦s Cooperative Institute for New England Mariculture & Fisheries, is interviewed about their in-water research. To hear an audio track and read the transcript go to:


Meeting Scheduled On The Development Of A Management Plan For Offshore Aquaculture (US)

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) has scheduled a meeting of its Ad Hoc Aquaculture Advisory Panel (AP) on August 25-26, 2004 at the Saint Louis Hotel, 730 Rue Bienville, New Orleans, Louisiana. The meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m on August 25, 2004 and conclude no later than 3:00 p.m. on August 26, 2004. The AP consists largely of scientists with expertise in marine aquaculture. The AP will be redrafting the Generic Amendment Providing for Regulation of Offshore Marine Aquaculture (Amendment). The draft amendment contains scientific information on culture of marine fish and on the environment affects of such aquaculture. The amendment also contains many alternatives that could be used to regulate aquaculture by best management practices (BMP). The Council solicited public comment on the draft amendment in eight scoping hearings. The AP will consider these public recommendations in redrafting the amendment.

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is one of eight regional fishery management councils that were established by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council prepares fishery management plans that are designed to manage fishery resources in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Copies of the discussion material for this meeting may be obtained by calling 813.228.2815. The meeting is open to the public and is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office by August 13, 2004. For more information go to:


Farming the Deep Blue  Invest in the Offshore Revolution   October 6&7, 2004  Limerick, Ireland

Global Assessment of Organic Contaminants in Farmed Salmon   <>

Review of ¡V ¡§Global Assessment of Organic Contaminants in Farmed Salmon¡¨, Science 2004. by Charles R. Santerre, PhD; Associate Professor, Foods and Nutrition, Purdue University; Email: <>; Phone: 765/496-3443.

Farm - Raised Salmon Linked to Pollutants     New York Times Article    January 8, 2004

Last updated: 12 April 2006
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