Researchers to explore pre-permitting approach to aquaculture

(12/03/19)

 in New England

The labyrinthine process of obtaining the proper permits to establish fish farms in federal waters has been frequently cited as a major obstacle to the advancement of the U.S. aquaculture sector.

Currently, an application to start an aquaculture operation in federal waters is reviewed by a plethora of federal agencies including the Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA Fisheries, and the Environmental Protection Agency, along with a collection of state agencies if the proposed site is located near state waters.

The long review process is often cited as being too complex and costly, according to Hauke Kite-Powell, a...............................................................

 


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