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Voice of San Diego: Navy, Water Department Wary of Massive Fish Farm Project

Ry Rivard | February 8, 2016 The backers of a massive fish farm off the coast of San Diego are starting to get a sense of all the hurdles they’ll need to overcome to pull the project off. The city’s

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Voice of San Diego: Breeding Program Has Been a Huge Boost to Wild White Seabass Population

Robert C. Fletcher | February 4, 2016 Voice of San Diego’s recent story about the Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program and its state-contracted operator, Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute, was mind-boggling in its misrepresentations. A piece that far off target is

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Voice of San Diego: The Many Problems With the Proposed Fish Farm in San Diego

Matt O’Malley | February 3, 2016 If you’ve ever driven north on Interstate 5 and passed through the section with industrial feedlots for cattle, you know the smell. It’s unforgettable. Besides the obvious odor, though, there are serious environmental, animal

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San Diego Reader: No fish farm in federal waters off O.B.!

By Dave Rice, Jan. 22, 2016 Water-quality advocates with San Diego Coastkeeper announced this week that the group is petitioning the federal Environmental Protection Agency to deny a discharge permit for the proposed Rose Canyon Aquaculture Project, which detractors say

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Voice of San Diego: State Probing Experimental Hubbs Fish Breeding Program That’s Spawned Deformities, Mixed Results

Ry Rivard | January 19, 2016 The Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute is trying to build a massive fish farm off the San Diego coast, the most ambitious aquaculture project of its kind in the United States. The ocean farm could ultimately

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TakePart: U.S. Government Opens the Door to Giant Offshore Fish Farms

 By Taylor Hill Jan 15, 2016 — Some 90 percent of the United States’ fish, crustaceans, and mollusks are imported, and a growing percentage of those catches are from overseas fish farms. Now, the federal government has a plan it hopes will

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Mother Jones: The Feds Just Approved Offshore Fish Farming

By Maddie Oatman, Jan. 14, 2016 8:06 PM EST– If you eat seafood, you’ve likely swallowed some farmed fish: These days, the whale’s share of shrimp, tilapia, mussels, and increasingly salmon sold at American restaurants and seafood counters comes from the

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U-T San Diego: Please, Uncle Sam, prove us wrong on fish farm

By The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board |Dec. 10, 2015 A guessing game is on. How long will it take the federal government to make a decision on the application of Rose Canyon Fisheries, a collaboration of Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute

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Associated Press: Projects stall after feds allow fish farming in open ocean

By JULIE WATSON,  Nov 26, 10:23 AM EST– SAN DIEGO (AP) — Some 90 percent of seafood consumed by Americans is imported – a fact that the Obama administration vowed to start turning around by expanding fish and shellfish farms

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