sector

Aquaculture

With U.S. consumption at 14.6 pounds of fish and shellfish per person annually, marine aquaculture production—including oysters, clams, and salmon— is growing nationwide, with a total production of over $400 million in 2013.

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New York

Murray Fisher

Executive Director New York Harbor Foundation

Virginia

Chris Ludford

Oyster Farmer and Owner, Pleasure House Oysters

California

Phil Cruver

Director, President and CEO, Catalina Sea Ranch

"First offshore shellfish ranch in United States Federal Waters"
Maine

Hugh Cowperthwaite

Fisheries Project Director, Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

"Financing the future of our coastal economy"
Rhode Island

Cindy West

Owner, Cedar Island Oyster Farm

"Family owned and operated"
Connecticut

Bob Rheault

Executive Director, East Coast Shellfish Growers Association

"Growing opportunities for shellfish growers"
Rhode Island

Bill Silkes

Owner, American Mussel Harvesters, Inc.

"Providing renewable protein resources while balancing multiple ocean uses"