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August 16, 2017
Neil Ramsden, Undercurrent News, 16 August 2017 – Norwegian research body Nofima is running various research projects into the various finer points of recirculation aquaculture system (RAS) technology, in the belief that land-based systems will play a part in the industry in future.

Steven Summerfelt – of the Freshwater Institute in the US, and CtrlAqua – added that the US was likely to see a rise in RAS fish production, with great interest in raising fish near population centers.

May 21, 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.” 

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.