Connecticut Legislature Now a Battleground for Shellfish Companies and State Regulators
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Hartford Courant] By Gregory B. Hladky - April 13, 2015
HARTFORD — Ten companies control about 90 percent of Connecticut shellfish grounds, and the people who run those operations want dramatic changes in the way the state oversees and regulates their industry.
Connecticut's largest shellfish companies are asking the legislature to create a new board to "direct the policies and procedures" of the state Bureau of Aquaculture. The proposed shellfish "coordinating council" would be outside the state's executive branch and not subject to the governor's full authority — a radical shift for Connecticut's state ...
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