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Categories: “Aquaculture”

  • Webinar Series to Feature Legal Research from Collaborative Shellfish Aquaculture Project
  • July 15th, 2019 — by Catherine Janasie — Category: Aquaculture

  • Throughout July and August, the National Sea Grant Law Center (NSGLC) will be hosting a webinar series to highlight the work and findings of its collaborative project, entitled “Overcoming Impediments to Shellfish Aquaculture through Legal Research and Outreach.”

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  • North Carolina Enacts New Shellfish Aquaculture Law
  • July 12th, 2019 — by Amanda Nichols — Category: Aquaculture

  • On June 21, North Carolina’s governor signed a bill into law that makes several critical changes to the state’s shellfish aquaculture leasing program. The bill—S.B. 648—was unanimously passed by the state’s Senate in early May, with the House doing the same on June 12. The final text of the bill was refined in a yearlong stakeholder process, and is drawn in part from a strategic plan for shellfish mariculture that was developed last year by the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill’s North Carolina Policy Collaboratory.

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  • Price Fixing Lawsuit Targets Norwegian Salmon Aquaculture Sector
  • June 12th, 2019 — by Amanda Nichols — Category: Aquaculture

  • In February, news broke that the European Union Commission’s Competition Authority had carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of several European aquaculture companies, including facilities owned by Norwegian companies Mowi, Grieg Seafood, and SalMar and Lerøy Seafood (as joint owners). Soon after, the Commission announced that the inspections were part of an investigation focused on accusations of anti-competitive cooperation in the Norwegian Atlantic salmon aquaculture sector.

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  • FDA Lifts Import Alert on AquAdvantage Salmon
  • March 14th, 2019 — by Amanda Nichols — Category: Aquaculture

  • On March 8, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it would be deactivating the import alert it had previously imposed on AquaBounty AquAdvantage Salmon—fish that have often been termed “frankenfish” by the media. The lifting of this ban marks the first time that a genetically engineered (GE) animal product has been cleared for sale to U.S. consumers.

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  • Pesticide Sprayer’s Motion for Summary Judgment Fails in Lawsuit Filed by Crawfish Aquaculturists
  • November 14th, 2018 — by Amanda Nichols — Category: Aquaculture

  • On October 22, the court for the Western District of Louisiana denied a motion for summary judgment in Carline Fisheries. v. Vector Disease Control (No. 6:16-1506, 2018 BL 389535 (W.D. La. Oct. 22, 2018)). According to the aquaculturist plaintiffs in this case, Vector Disease Control (“Vector”), a pesticide spraying company, caused the deaths of numerous farmed crawfish when it aerially sprayed the insecticide Permanone over portions of Iberia Parish in November 2015, as part of an effort to control local mosquito populations.

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  • Florida Oyster Industry Continues to Struggle in the Aftermath of Hurricane Michael
  • November 1st, 2018 — by Grace Sullivan — Category: Natural Disasters Hurricanes Aquaculture

  • When Hurricane Michael made landfall on October 10, 2018, it claimed nearly forty lives across four states, and its aftermath continues to claim the livelihood of oystermen in Apalachicola, Florida. The town and bay of the same name are historically famed for their oysters, which once made up 90% of the wild caught oysters in Florida and 10% in the nation. Oil spill pollution, a drought, and a water use dispute decimated the native oysters in recent years, leading to a shift to aquaculture.

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  • Federal Court Vacates Gulf of Mexico Aquaculture Regulations
  • October 10th, 2018 — by Amanda Nichols — Category: Aquaculture

  • On September 25, a coalition of fishing and public interest groups, represented by the Center for Food Safety (CFS), won a lawsuit challenging National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) rules that would have permitted finfish aquaculture operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

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  • Standards for Farmed Fish Welfare: A Domestic and International View
  • October 5th, 2018 — by Amanda Nichols — Category: Aquaculture

  • Animal welfare has become a hot button issue in the aquaculture industry over recent years. There is great debate both in the United States and internationally over what degree of welfare protection, if any, farmed fish should be entitled to during their lives and at slaughter.

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