Mysis diluviana, a non-native species, was introduced into Okanagan Lake in British Columbia during the early 1960s in hopes that it would help support a dwindling Kokanee (landlocked sockeye salmon) sport fishery.

High among the Andean mountains of Peru, at 3100m (10,230 ft), in the cordillera popular with visiting mountaineers and hikers, is the small village of San Bartolommeo de Acopalca. It has a population of about 225 families.

Lucky Clays Fresh was launched in 2011 at Norwood, North Carolina when owner Judy Carpenter expanded her existing farm to include a demonstration sized aquaponics system.

The Finlayson family—patriarch Wayne and sons Brad and Shaun—of Bagdad, 40km north of Hobart, Tasmania are building a recirculating aquaculture system to grow-on eels (Anguilla australis) captured in the wild.

Ever since he was a young boy exploring the flood plain of a brook near his childhood home in New Jersey shellfish biologist Rick Karney has always been fascinated by the natural world around him.

Huon Aquaculture is at the forefront of innovation in Tasmania’s salmon farming sector. Their new hatchery/smolt production facility at Forest Home, Judbury, on the Huon River, is part of that innovation.

The Richard Cronin National Salmon Station has a new role as a regional center to research, rear and restore threatened aquatic species. “This is very much a cooperation to develop resources and research facilities,” says David Perkins of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, who is director of the re-named Richard Cronin Aquatic Resource Center.

“Trout fishing in particular in west North Carolina is big business,” says Adam Moticak. “These communities in western North Carolina rely on these fish to be stocked in the various bodies of water.”

It is my experience that behind every successful hatchery or farm there are some fantastic staff, both in technical skills and devotion to livestock care. Without these folks, the industry would quickly collapse.

Located in Kushimoto, Wakayama Prefecture, Kindai's Oshima Station of Aquaculture Research Institute has been at the forefront of research into farm-raised Pacific bluefin tuna since 1970, when researchers started by catching small juveniles off the coast of Wakayama using set nets. In 2002, Kindai became first in the world to fully close the life-cycle on the species.

The American company Inland Sea LLC is seeking investors to grow salmon in a land-based, Danish-style water-recirculating system (RAS). Vice-president Jackson Kimle confirmed that the company hopes to raise $12-15 million and break ground on an industrial site south of Harlan, Iowa, sometime this winter.

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