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Written by Hema Reddy / August 6th, 2015



Ed Robinson is the Chairman & CEO for Acadia Harvest – They are working up in Maine on sustainable farm raised fishing. As you’ll learn, it’s important stuff! The California yellow tail and black sea bass are their first two “crops”.

Ed gives us an insider’s view of the seafood industry:

  • Acadia’s role in fighting overfishing in the oceans
  • Benefits of recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS)
  • The myth of farm raised salmon and toxicity
  • Tips for choosing fish at a restaurant/market
  • Defining an “organic” certification of seafood

About Ed Robinson: He has more than 30 years of experience launching products, services and growth companies in the life sciences, including 4 years with Acadia Harvest.

Ed is also a board member for a San Diego based biotechnology company, Promosome LLC. In his career, Ed has managed groups dealing with fine chemistry, mammalian and tissue cell culture, industrial enzymes as well as aquaculture.

Ed has experience in 40 countries, including assignments in England, Mexico, Singapore and Australia. He was educated at Clarkson University (BSc), Rochester Institute of Technology (MBA) and Pennsylvania State University (Executive Management Program).

Selected links from this episode:
Acadia Harvest
Mission Blue
The End of the Line

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