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Accession Number PB2013-108744
Title Fostering Shellfish Aquaculture Production in Maryland and Other States.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 29p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Aquaculture, the farming of aquatic organisms, is more prevalent in the rest of the world, particularly in East Asia, than in the United States. Aquaculture began to receive focused attention in the United States during the 1970s when many domestic fisheries reached maximum sustainable yields due to harvest pressure, pollution, disease, and habitat loss. That attention resulted in the passage of the National Aquaculture Act in 1980. The National Aquaculture Act was designed to promote aquaculture in the United States by encouraging aquaculture activities and programs in both the public and private sectors, establishing and implementing a national aquaculture plan, providing for the coordination and dissemination of national aquaculture information among various federal agencies, and to the extent feasible, facilitating financing for aquaculture activities.
Keywords Aquaculture
Aquatic organisms
Federal agencies
Fish harvesting
Information dissemination
Water pollution

Source Agency Department of Justice General
NTIS Subject Category 98F - Fisheries & Aquaculture
Corporate Author Maryland State Dept. of Legislative Reference, Annapolis.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1319
Contract Number N/A

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