E&E Publishing: Debate churns as NOAA is set to open U.S. waters to aquaculture

Emily Yehle, E&E reporter,

Giant cages float off the shores of Hawaii, housing hundreds of thousands of yellowtail snapper in the deep waters of the Pacific.

The so-called Hawaiian Kampachi spend about one year in their net pens before they’re put on ice and sold to restaurants and wholesalers in the United States and abroad. They are a rare breed: the product of one of the few open-water fish farms in the United States…go to article