5.14.14 - Could fish farms help take pressure off wild stocks? - Good review of aquaculture including aquaponics and land based closed pen recirculating fish farms in and around the Chesapeake Bay. Great update to this fact filled post "Fishing for Sustainable Seafood" at http://tidewatercurrent.com/spring2012/features.html
3.23.15 - New Sources of Seafood Cropping Up - To alleviate pressure on wild stocks and reduce pollution and contamination resulting from intensive coastal farm operations, sustainable aquaculture farms are emerging in some surprising places. From the mountains to the open ocean, enterprises like aquaponic crayfish cultivation in Chesapeake, a land based sea bass farm on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, and a Siberian sturgeon/caviar operation in the Blue Ridge mountains are explored. Image…
Plant Sensory Systems LLC, based in Baltimore.. works with UMD to produce a plant-based aquafeed with low-leaching taurine, a compound required for the development and growth of farmed fish and shellfish. ($135,950) https://mtechumd.wordpress.com/2015/04/02/mips-approves-15-technology-product-development-projects-teaming-maryland-companies-with-system-faculty/
Great article from the Chesapeake Bay Journal on Sea to Table distributing Bay product like this blue catfish. You can read more on sustainable seafood at http://www.tidewatercurrent.com/2015_spring/aquaculture.html
2.3.14 - A double harvest - John Morris operates an Aquaponics farm in Isle of Wight. No fertilizers or pesticides are required to grow produce feed by the waste produced by tilapia raised in the symbiotic greenhoused system.