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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.

August 24, 2015
David McAninch, Food Fanatics, Fall 2015 – Within a decade, the majority of seafood will come not from open waters but from fish farms. And not just the kind most diners think. Some of the best-tasting and most sustainably farmed seafood in the world is currently raised on land. 

August 13, 2015
RP Siegel, Triple Pundit, 13 August 2015 – Local food is all the rage these days. People love to buy local. If you put up a sign over a bin of produce, eggs or dairy products, saying they are locally grown, and the price isn’t too bad, that bin will sell out fast. Local meat is popular too, as is seafood, provided you live near the ocean.

December 12, 2014
Margery A. Beck, Associated Press, 13 December 2014 — The latest of five generations who have worked the same ground in northeastern Nebraska, 52-year-old Scott Garwood, isn’t growing corn or cattle – it’s fish. Specifically, thousands of an Australian freshwater species called barramundi – often dubbed Asian sea bass because of its similar sweet, white flaky flesh – in large tanks inside a warehouse.


November 29, 2014
Nicholas Geisler, OSMO Systems blog, 30 November 2014 — As part of our deep love for all things aquaculture, we’re profiling the companies and people making a difference in the future of farming. Today we’re talking about The Freshwater Institute, the Seafood Watch-approved indoor salmon farm that is changing the way we think about raising fish.

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November 17, 2014
Josh Schonwald, TIME Magazine, 18 November 2014 — When you hear the term “sustainable seafood,” you might envision a fisherman pulling catch from a pristine sea. But a few weeks ago, the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch, arguably the world’s most influential arbiter of seafood sustainability, gave its highest stamp of approval to three companies that are about as far away from that fishing idyll as possible.

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August 21, 2014
Chelsea DeMello, The Journal, 22 August 2014 — SHEPHERDSTOWN- Sunday Morning began like a trip to another world, as dozens of scientific representatives geared up safely in blue and white space uniforms to tour the Freshwater Institute to see the facility’s progress on food production sustainability.

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July 16, 2014
James Wright, Senior Editor, 17 July 2014 — Salamone of Wegmans hasn’t given up on the idea of fish farms positioned in close proximity to key markets. The 68-year-old veteran said he wishes he were 30 years younger so he could see the industry evolve to a point that may seem like a fantasy today. “Ten years from now a company like Wegmans could raise its own fish on land somewhere,” he said. “That is the future for land-based aquaculture.”

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