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Food & Water Watch files appeal in factory fish farming case

MEDIA RELEASE Consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch has filed an appeal in its case challenging the legality of Kona Blue Water Farms’ Velella aquaculture project in federal waters off of Hawaii. This means the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will review the federal district court’s decision to allow the permit. […]

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Ocean Stewards applaud aquaculture ruling

Ocean Stewards applaud aquaculture ruling

MEDIA RELEASE The Ocean Stewards Institute has applauded a decision by a Federal judge to grant summary judgment to NOAA in a lawsuit over a permit issued for aquaculture research in the open ocean. Judge Susan Oki Mollway released her decision last week, clarifying and affirming NOAA’s authority to grant a permit for aquaculture under […]

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Advocacy groups, Hawaiians sue over fish farming permit

Advocacy groups, Hawaiians sue over fish farming permit

The following statement was issued by Food & Water Watch: On Monday, national consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch and Hawaiian environmental group KAHEA filed a lawsuit against the federal agencies that granted Kona Blue Water Farms the first commercial offshore aquaculture permit issued in the United States on July 6. The plaintiffs allege […]

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Kona Blue begins new cage technology research

Kona Blue begins new cage technology research

MEDIA RELEASE Kona Blue Water Farms, one of the country’s foremost pioneers of sustainable open ocean aquaculture, has announced its latest research project in helping to develop cutting-edge technologies for sustainable seafood production. Together with other stakeholders from science, technology, and sustainable agriculture, Kona Blue is deploying a research project that explores new aquaculture cage […]

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Food & Water Watch praises fish farming bills

Food & Water Watch praises fish farming bills

Statement by Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch: On Monday, the Hawaii State Legislature introduced two significant bills: one to stop the reckless expansion of factory fish farms operating in the state’s pristine coastal waters (HB221) and another to require fish farming corporations to conduct and submit a full analysis of the […]

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