Ocean Stewards Praise Gulf Aquaculture Rules as Good First Step to Fish Farming in US
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] January 13, 2016
The Ocean Stewards Institute welcomed this week's release of the Final Rule to Implement a Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Offshore Marine Aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico.
“Let’s celebrate this important milestone,” said Neil Anthony Sims, President of the Ocean Stewards Institute and Co-CEO of Kampachi Farms, “but recognize that there is a lot of work that still needs to be done to build a responsible aquaculture industry in the offshore waters of the Gulf, to bring back America’s working waterfronts, to create the seafood jobs that we need, and to make the U.S. seafood self-sufficient.”
The FMP forms part of the larger aquaculture policy for NOAA and the Department of Commerce and allows for expansion of aquaculture production in the open ocean, in the Gulf of Mexico Region...
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