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NOAA plans to open federal waters in Pacific to fish farming

Thu Jan 05 22:07:05 EST 2017 | The Seattle Times
HONOLULU (AP) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is creating a plan for managing commercial fish farms, known as aquaculture, in federal waters around the Pacific — a program similar to one recently implemented by NOAA in the Gulf of Mexico. The farms in the Gulf and the Pacific would be the only aquaculture operations in U.S. federal waters. Fish farming has been practiced for centuries in Hawaii and around the world. The plan is seen by some as a promising solution to feedin..

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HONOLULU, HAWAII —  As traditional commercial fishing is threatening fish populations worldwide, U.S. officials are working on a plan to expand fish farming into federal water..
This Sept. 17, 2015, image made from video provided by NOAA Fisheries, shows a fish farm off the shore of Hawaii's Big Island near Kona. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admini..
This Sept. 17, 2015, image made from video provided by NOAA Fisheries, shows a fish farm off the shore of Hawaii's Big Island near Kona. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admini..
HONOLULU (AP) — As traditional commercial fishing is threatening fish populations worldwide, U.S. officials are working on a plan to expand fish farming into federal waters around ..
HONOLULU (AP) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is creating a plan for managing commercial fish farms, known as aquaculture, in federal waters around the Pacifi..
HONOLULU (AP) — As traditional commercial fishing is threatening fish populations worldwide, U.S. officials are working on a plan to expand fish farming into federal waters around ..
HONOLULU - As traditional commercial fishing is threatening fish populations worldwide, U.S. officials are working on a plan to expand fish farming into federal waters around the P..
HONOLULU (AP) — As traditional commercial fishing is threatening fish populations worldwide, U.S. officials are working on a plan to expand fish farming into federal waters around ..
—The federal government hopes to boost US seafood production with new fish farms. On Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which regulates US fisher..
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