NOAA, NGOs debate effects of ocean farms on wildlife

JAVMAnews recently posted the following article:

“Federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico have been open to fish farming for two years, but no farms yet exist.

In January 2016, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service issued a rule that would let companies apply for 10-year permits to farm fish in federal waters of the Gulf, with five-year renewals thereafter. Up to 20 entities could operate beyond state waters in the U.S. ‘Exclusive Economic Zone,’ mostly between 3 and 200 miles offshore, although no company had filed a permit application as of mid-February 2018.”

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