Social justice and environmental organizations call on US Army Corps of Engineers to hold open commenting for non-essential projects

Seventy-nine organizations submitted a letter today urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to extend comment periods and postpone public hearings while the country battles the coronavirus pandemic.

House Bill Would Carve Oceans into Floating Factory Fish Farms

Representative Collin Peterson (D-MN) has introduced a bill that would authorize the federal government to issue permits for industrial ocean finfish farms. These facilities would use giant floating cages to cultivate fish in ocean waters all around the U.S. coast.

Groups sue over industrial ocean fish farm permit in Washington State

Environmental groups today filed suit to block a major offshore aquaculture plan that could have catastrophic impacts on the health of Puget Sound.

Holmes Beach, Fla. joins neighbors to oppose industrial ocean fish farming

Three communities along the gulf coast of Florida have moved swiftly to oppose industrial ocean fish farming off the state’s coastline.

Sarasota Community Members, Experts Speak Out Against Proposed Offshore Fish Farm

Today’s hearing makes it crystal clear that Sarasota residents do not want this harmful project off their coast.

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.