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Friends of the Earth and Earthjustice go to court over NOAA’s lack of FOIA transparency

Friends of the Earth today filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Maryland against the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for violations of the agency’s obligations under the Freedom of Information Act.

EPA publishes draft permit for floating factory farm

The Environmental Protection Agency announced plans for an industrial ocean fish farm to operate in the Gulf of Mexico late Friday afternoon.

Organizations threaten NOAA with lawsuit over industrial ocean fish farm funding

Friends of the Earth and Center for Food Safety today formally accused the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of violating the Endangered Species Act.

Broad coalition applauds new bill banning industrial ocean fish farms

Today U.S. Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska) introduced the Keep Fin Fish Free Act, which places a moratorium on commercial permitting of marine finfish aquaculture facilities in federally controlled areas of the ocean.

Fishermen Call on Congress for Protection from Net Pen Finfish Aquaculture

American fishing industry groups and individual fishermen from across the country today delivered a letter calling on both houses of Congress to oppose any attempts to legitimize open net pen finfish aquaculture.

NOAA’s industrial fish farming plan threatens oceans and fishing communities

Friends of the Earth today delivered more than 38,500 comments opposing a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plan to increase aquaculture production.

NOAA’s industrial fish farming plan threatens oceans and fishing communities

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will hold another listening session in Raleigh, North Carolina today to continue discussing its five-year strategic plan, which targets an increase in aquaculture production by leasing federal waterways to companies looking to build floating feedlots.

House bill threatens U.S. fisheries and oceans policy

Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) introduced a bill that would allow the Trump Administration to create a permitting scheme for industrial ocean fish farming in the United States. The bill is cosponsored by Representative Collin Peterson (D-Minn.).

NOAA pushes industrial ocean fish farm plan in Florida as red tide death toll continues to climb

“It is unbelievable that the agency charged with ocean stewardship continues to push for such a disastrous industry in our public waterways,” said Hallie Templeton, Senior Oceans Campaigner for Friends of the Earth.

NOAA plan could allow polluting industrial ocean fish farming

In promoting offshore aquaculture, the agency inaccurately claims that placing concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, in the ocean would solve the current seafood deficit and create jobs, while also operating sustainably.