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California Coastal Commission Approves Open Ocean Shellfish Ranch

24 January 2014

US - The California Coastal Commission has approved a new pioneering offshore shellfish ranch from the Catalina Sea Ranch company.

Catalina Sea Ranch is developing the first open ocean shellfish ranch in United States federal waters' inline with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) new aquaculture policy.

The new ranch will cultivate Mediterranean mussels and Pacific oysters and will help reduce the nation's $10 billion seafood deficit through the creation of new jobs.

The venture supports the goals of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Shellfish Initiative, which are to increase commercial shellfish aquaculture while improving ecosystem health.



Lucy Towers

Lucy Towers
News Team - Editor

After graduating from The University of Sheffield, Lucy joined 5M in 2011 as part of the News Desk team. In 2012, she was promoted to editor of TheFishSite. With previous farming experience and a love for the great outdoors, Lucy has a passion for wildlife and the environment.

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