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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, March 25, 2010

Feds want to hear Hawaii thoughts on aquaculture

Associated Press


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HONOLULU — Federal officials plan to hold a meeting in Honolulu next month to ask the public about the nation’s aquaculture policy.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday the April 27 meeting will be a “listening session.”
NOAA officials say they want to hear ideas from the public that will help the agency develop a new national policy for “sustainable marine aquaculture.”
The agency will hold similar meetings next month in Rhode Island, New Orleans, Seattle and Menlo Park, Calif.
Hawaii is home to several offshore aquaculture operations growing fish such as moi, or Pacific threadfin. A startup company hopes to farm bigeye tuna off the Big Island.