Aquaculture in NC: Carolina Mariculture Co.

Aquaculture in NCMay 3, 2012 • 1~2 min read

Though oyster mariculture isn’t new to places like the Chesapeake Bay, Jay Styron’s Carolina Mariculture Company, based in Cedar Island, NC, is a shining vision of the future in North Carolina. Much of the state’s efforts in aquaculture are directed at tilapia, catfish, and hybrid striped bass, which are grown in ponds on traditional farm […]

Aquaculture in NC: Providing for the rich or the masses?

Aquaculture in NCMarch 13, 2012 • 1~2 min read

What do you think of when you picture  a fish dinner? A fancy anniversary meal atop a seaside bluff at sunset? Or a staple food, eaten daily as part of the subsistence diet of coastal community members? Seafood is a strange commodity because depending on how you answered that question, you’re right. Seafood occupies multiple […]

Aquaculture in NC: Urban Aquaculture

Aquaculture in NCFebruary 16, 2012 • 1~2 min read

Not everyone who wants to start an aquaculture farm has the privilege of picking up their family, leaving their job, and moving to a rural area. Note I didn’t say small town – many of the same rules apply to small towns as large cities. I mean at least a few miles from Main St. Not to […]

Aquaculture in NC: The Global Connection

Aquaculture in NCFebruary 15, 2012 • 1~2 min read

“We just sold a much bigger one to Denmark, but couldn’t be this style”, said the trade show representative as if he had traveled to the town next door. Aquaculture has its roots in northern Europe in many ways, mainly through connections to the beginnings of domesticating Atlantic salmon. So many American companies are making […]

Aquaculture in NC: Designed Ecosystems

Aquaculture in NCFebruary 14, 2012 • 2~2 min read

Lest you think aquaculture is like your childhood fish tank on a larger scale, let me remind you of the plecostomus in that tank. You know, the thing that sat stuck to the back of the tank behind the plant so that the family could never quite find it. Yet somehow, despite the fact that […]

Core Themes of 2012: Challenging the Conventional Narrative

Challenging the Conventional Narrative, Core Themes for 2012, policy, Social ScienceJanuary 25, 2012 • 1~2 min read

Isaac Newton, after experiencing the bottom end of a falling apple, used that experience to formulate the theory of gravity. The inductive process Newton used is common to the goals of most scientific endeavors and a deeply ingrained part of the human psyche. As humans, we love to generalize. It helps us understand the world […]

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