Aquaculture & Water Quality


May 15, 2017
Tom Walker, Aquaculture North America, 15 May 2017 – The first commercial scale indoor Atlantic salmon RAS facility in the US is up and running in Northfield, Wisconsin. 

“Our initial cohort of year-old Atlantics are moving through the system,” says Superior Fresh COO Brandon Gottsacker.  “We expect to harvest them in the second quarter of 2018 at a target weight of 4-5 kilograms.”  Next door is a standalone glass greenhouse, where the company has

March 28, 2017
Carlee Lammers, Charleston Gazette-Mail, 28 March 2017 – A long, gravel driveway twists past a quaint farmhouse and leads to a more nondescript building just off the winding back roads of this Jefferson County city.

While it might not look like much from the outside, inside the building sits a research lab — the heart of Freshwater Institute, an internationally recognized program of the Conservation Fund.

March 13, 2017
Ben Paynter, Fast Company, 13 March 2017 – State wildlife biologists continue seeking ways to reduce elk-human conflicts in the mountains, including installing electric fences on farms and setting aside more public land for the giant grazers.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

June 1, 2016
Aerin Curtis, Feed, 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).