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Hubbs Proposes Offshore Aquaculture Project

by 5m Editor
2 February 2009, at 12:00am

US - Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute is proposing to establish the first commercial-scale, offshore aquaculture demonstration project in federal waters of the United States.

The institute says that in addition to being commercially viable, the project is designed to monitor and evaluate concerns related to the environmental sustainability of offshore aquaculture.

"If successful, this project will serve as a model for the development of offshore aquaculture in California and the United States. It will create jobs, including new jobs for displaced commercial fishermen, and it will ensure that the existing infrastructure for fish processing and distribution has a viable future", says a statement released earlier today.

They also say that the consumer will benefit from a year-round supply of high quality seafood that is safe and healthy. The environment will benefit as a high quality seafood source is produced significantly more efficiently than capture fisheries or land-based practices can achieve.

In addition, the supplemental supply of high quality farmed fish will take pressure off wild fisheries.

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