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February 28, 2017
Rob Fletcher, Fish Farming Expert, 28 February 2017 – Up to 200,000 tonnes of market-sized salmonids will be grown in land-based systems within the next decade. So believes Steve Summerfelt, Director of Aquaculture Systems Research at the Freshwater Institute in West Virginia.

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October 24, 2016
The Dr. Oz Show, 24 October 2016 – Larry Olmsted debunks the myth that farmed salmon is bad to for you. Plus, he travels to West Virginia to investigate the Freshwater Institute and farmed salmon practices such as tank-based aquaculture.

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October 18, 2016
Amon Rappaport, GreenBiz, 18 October 2016 – As I set out this summer for a month traveling with my family through Africa, the Middle East and the United States for business and vacation, I wondered: Where would I find the best examples of sustainability and social impact — and lessons to bring home for businesses, brands and those of us working for a better world?

Let’s face it: Africa and the Middle East don’t usually conjure up images of "sustainability," but quite the opposite. 

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October 12, 2016
National Geographic Ocean Views, 12 October 2016 – October is National Seafood Month. What better time to examine the critical role seafood plays in our global food system? Given that over 90 percent  of U.S. seafood is currently imported, and that twice the current supply will be needed by 2050, there is an urgent need for new ways to produce high-quality, local fish without putting more pressure on our oceans. 

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September 27, 2016
Larry Olmstead, Serious Eats, 27 September 2016 – A few weeks ago, the nonprofit conservation group Oceana released the latest in a long series of seafood fraud studies. The big reveal? Roughly 20% of seafood worldwide is mislabeled, allowing cheaper species to masquerade as more expensive ones with astonishing regularity.

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August 10, 2016
Sarah Tincher, The State Journal, 10 August 2016 – Most people wouldn’t think coal mining and fish farming could go hand-in-hand, but aquaculture specialists around the state are proving these industries are, in some cases, a perfect match.

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June 1, 2016
Aerin Curtis, Feed Navigator.com, 1 June 2016 – Aquacutlure production systems have little to fear from fishmeal-free diets even as fish gut bacteria reacts to the change, say researchers.

A group of US researchers examined what it can mean to replace fishmeal in farm-raised salmon diets for the gut health and microbiome of the fish and the functioning of the bio-filters in a recirculation aquaculture system (RAS).

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May 14, 2016
Chuck Rupnow, Leader-Telegram, 14 May 2016 – Sandy Burton doesn’t know what aquaponics means. She does know the impressively massive construction effort just off Interstate 94 in the Jackson County town of Northfield involves fish and plants.

“I just want to know what they are doing,” Burton, of Osseo, said Friday from outside a convenience store in Northfield, about 10 miles southeast of Osseo. “The one building is huge, and I think they’re growing fish.”

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April 23, 2016
Steven Labadie, Outdoor Journal Radio, 6 May 2016 – Steve Summerfelt, the Freshwater Institute's director of Aquaculture Systems Research talks with Host Angelo Viola about the future of sustainable aquaculture and the Institute's partnership with Wegmans to provide locally-raised Atlantic salmon to the D.C. metro area. 

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April 5, 2016
Paige Jones, The Frederick News-Post, 5 April 2016 – Frederick consumers searching for locally-grown, sustainable salmon no longer have to scour grocery stores or farmers’ markets. For the next few weeks, this salmon will be sold at nearby Wegmans stores. The Freshwater Institute, which is dedicated to sustainable water use and aquaculture through science and technology under the national nonprofit The Conservation Fund, partnered with Wegmans Food Markets this year to make the salmon it grew locally and sustainably available to consumers in the area.

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