GORI, along with 80 other U.S. organizations, signed a letter to the U.S. Senate in support of offshore aquaculture
GORI, along with 80 other U.S. organizations, signed a letter to the U.S. Senate in support of offshore aquaculture. More than half of all seafood consumed today is farmed. While commercial fishing and wild harvest are and always will be an important part of the seafood supply chain, aquaculture is the fastest growing food production sector in the world and is responsible for nearly all global supply growth since the 1990s. But, at present, the US lags far behind the rest of the world in farmed seafood production. The single biggest reason for that is the lack of a clear regulatory pathway for permitting new projects, a challenging reality that has forced many American businesses to invest in other countries.
GORI is hoping that our Gulf of Mexico offshore platforms, which are no longer producing oil and gas, will prove to be perfect infrastructure hubs for offshore aquaculture.