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Projects stall after feds allow fish farming in open ocean - Honolulu Star-Advertiser

SAN DIEGO >>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 into federal…Continue

Started Nov 26, 2015

PBS Newshour reports on Aquaponics - June 2015

Aquaponic farming saves water, but can it feed the country?Aquaponics, a system of farming that uses no soil, also uses far less water than traditional agriculture. But while the technique is gaining…Continue

Tags: PBS, video, soilless, population, food

Started Jun 25, 2015

Why Farmed Fish Are Taking Over Our Dinner Plates - WSJ

Until recently, the Pacific bluefin tuna defied this sort of domestication. The bluefin can weigh as much as 900 pounds and barrels through the seas at up to 30 miles an hour. Over a month, it may…Continue

Tags: dinner, food, aquaculture, farm, fish

Started Nov 16, 2014

Hawaii PBS Documentary 'Fishing Pono' to Air Thursday

A new documentary produced by Kauai attorney, FISHING PONO: LIVING IN HARMONY WITH THE SEA, will have its television premiere Thursday, August 14, at 9 p.m. on PBS Hawaii.PBS has over 300 stations in…Continue

Started Aug 13, 2014

 

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Rafi replied to Wes W's discussion Hawaii Eco-Tourism Volunteers?
"Hi,   My name is Rafi I currently reside in Aqaba is a Jordanian port on the Red Sea's Gulf of Aqaba. I am setting up my first aquaponics system and looking for experience/volunteer to help in all aspects of our operation with a range of…"
Feb 19
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Projects stall after feds allow fish farming in open ocean - Honolulu Star-Advertiser

SAN DIEGO >>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 into federal waters.Yet nearly two years since the first permit was issued, the United States still has no offshore farms.The pioneers of offshore aquaculture say their plans have stalled or been abandoned because of the long and expensive federal permitting process that requires extensive environmental…See More
Nov 26, 2015
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PBS Newshour reports on Aquaponics - June 2015

Aquaponic farming saves water, but can it feed the country?Aquaponics, a system of farming that uses no soil, also uses far less water than traditional agriculture. But while the technique is gaining attention, it remains a very niche way to grow produce due to economic limitations. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports from Half Moon Bay, California.…See More
Jun 25, 2015
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Why Farmed Fish Are Taking Over Our Dinner Plates - WSJ

Until recently, the Pacific bluefin tuna defied this sort of domestication. The bluefin can weigh as much as 900 pounds and barrels through the seas at up to 30 miles an hour. Over a month, it may roam thousands of miles of the Pacific. The massive creature is also moody, easily disturbed by light, noise or subtle changes in the water temperature. It hurtles through the water in a straight line, making it prone to fatal collisions in captivity.…See More
Nov 16, 2014
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The Contemporary Challenge of the Sea: Science, Society and Sustainability at Mamiya Theatre

September 25, 2014 from 7pm to 8pm
Waikiki Aquarium’s Distinguished Lecture Series. The Aquarium will continue its Distinguished Lecture Series with internationally recognized University of Hawai’i Professor and Director of the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE), Dr. David Karl. Dr. Karl will address “The Contemporary Challenge of the Sea: Science, Society and Sustainability” and aid in the discussion surrounding this major conservation issue.See More
Aug 28, 2014
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Hawaii PBS Documentary 'Fishing Pono' to Air Thursday

A new documentary produced by Kauai attorney, FISHING PONO: LIVING IN HARMONY WITH THE SEA, will have its television premiere Thursday, August 14, at 9 p.m. on PBS Hawaii.PBS has over 300 stations in North American so Fishing Pono will be seen by a large audience, Tico said."We're really trying to create a true sense of community with this show," agreed co-producer Ed Griffin." Even though you might live in the Midwest, we want you to feel connected to a story that comes from the Pacific…See More
Aug 13, 2014
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Aug 9, 2014
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Hatch me if you can - Fish farming could be a boon for Hawaii if a local firm can iron out its kinks

Hatch me if you canFish farming could be a boon for Hawaii if a local firm can iron out its kinksBy Andrew Gomes POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 20, 2014SYD KRAUL / PACIFIC PLANKTONICS INC.Larval ahi 17 days after hatching from an egg (not shown actual…See More
Jul 20, 2014
Dr. Tetsuzan Benny Ron replied to Wes W's discussion Aquaculture food safety and environmental hazards still remain
"Thanks for the update Wes. So what do you think as a Honolulu resident who knows that we import to Hawaii most of our seafood (and we more seafood than anyone else in the US)?"
Jul 15, 2014
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Aquaculture food safety and environmental hazards still remain

http://www.staradvertiser.com/businesspremium/20140715__Farm_aims_to_double_its_haul.htmlFarm aims to double its haulThe business's plan boosts the number and size of its fish cages off Kona By Andrew GomesPOSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 15, 2014 BUSINESS WIRE A diver swims among kampachi at a former Kona Blue Water Farms site that was acquired by Blue Ocean Mariculture LLC. Blue…See More
Jul 15, 2014
Bob Campbell replied to Wes W's discussion Greek yogurt is a booming $2 billion a year industry - There is a dark side.
"Isn't whey a very good livestock feed? "
Jun 4, 2013
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Greek yogurt is a booming $2 billion a year industry - There is a dark side.

For every three or four ounces of milk, Chobani and other companies can produce only one ounce of creamy Greek yogurt. The rest becomes acid whey. It’s a thin, runny waste product that can’t simply be dumped. Not only would…See More
May 24, 2013
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Dec 22, 2012
Wes W commented on Wes W's event Intro to Permaculture - Ailani Gardens - This Saturday!
"Total disappointment. Not a good use of your time or money. Stay away."
Dec 16, 2012

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At 8:36am on November 9, 2009, Dr. Tetsuzan Benny Ron said…
Aloha Wes, welcome aboard :-) ~benny
 
 
 

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