Offshore Aquaculture Expanding in NE

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Working Waterfront: Aquaculture, once seen as a viable alternative to chasing declining wild fish stocks, is rebounding. But fish farming is taking shape in locations and using technology far different from the floating pens seen just off the coast back in the early 1990s.

One new area entrepreneurs are exploring is in waters 3-plus miles off the mainland, much of which is managed by the federal government. Siting farms in these offshore waters eliminates impact to scenic views, and reduces, but doesn’t eliminate, conflicts with other marine endeavors.

Read more about expanding offshore aquaculture in the Northeast.