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Aquaculture

U.S. Aquaculture’s Promise: Policy Pronouncements and Litigation Problems

On May 7, President Donald Trump issued Executive Order No. 13921, Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth, stating that it is U.S. policy to “facilitate aquaculture projects through regulatory transparency and...

Gulf Fishermens Ass'n v. National Marine Fisheries Service

A district court ruled in favor of fishermen's challenge to NMFS regulations regarding offshore aquaculture in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The fishermen argued that the regulations were facially invalid because they fall...

Federal Environmental Permitting of Offshore Aquaculture: Coverage and Challenges

Aquaculture is an important and growing element of the domestic and international food supply; however, the industry has grown slowly in the United States, where offshore facilities remain rare despite recent interest in deploying new...