US urged to encourage aquaculture

Fish Update –

The US should be more encouraging of responsible aquaculture development, the American trade organisation Ocean Stewards said in a recommendation to the federal government.

Responding to a request from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and the National Ocean Service for public comments on streamlining regulatory processes, the Ocean Stewards proposed that for offshore aquaculture to succeed in the US, several changes need to be made to the current permit process.

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