Motor City, Fish City: Can Detroit be the Center of a New Aquaculture Industry? by @Seedstock

A new startup, Detroit Seafood Partners , wants to make Detroit an epicenter of fish farming and aquaculture. The young company (it officially started in June) aims to not only take the reins of a burgeoning aquaculture industry in southeast Michigan, but to use aquaculture to contribute to the revitalization of Detroit. “Detroit is the perfect city for this,” says Detroit Seafood Partners president Michael Noeske. “There are thousands of vacant warehouses and buildings that need to be used. The city is hungry for something like this, and we can build its economic recovery around it. Detroit, with its large amount of vacant space, can become an urban farming and aquaculture hub.” Noeske, an alumnus of the University of Michigan, became interested in aquaculture when his roommate, Daniel Bloch, began fish farming on a small scale from funds bolstered byTechArb , a startup a...

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