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01.Ocean Circulation and El Nino: New Research
02.Maritime Law: Issues, Challenges and Implications
03.Marine Protected Areas
04.Coral Reef Conservation: Goals and Strategies
05.Lagoons: Biology, Management and Environmental Impact
06.Offshore Marine Aquaculture
07.New Oceanography Research Developments: Marine Chemistry, Ocean Floor Analyses and Marine Phytoplankton
08.Ocean Acidification Strategic Research and Monitoring Plan
09.Solutions to the Quantitative Problems in “The Science of Oceanography”
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Authors: Jean T. Nolan 
Book Description:
U. S. aquaculture—the raising of fish and shellfish in captivity—has generally been confined to nearshore coastal waters or in other water bodies, such as ponds, that fall under state regulation. Recently, there has been an increased interest in expanding aquaculture to offshore waters, which would involve raising fish and shellfish in the open ocean, and consequently bringing these types of operations under federal regulation. While the offshore expansion has the potential to increase U.S. aquaculture production, no comprehensive legislative or regulatory framework to manage such an expansion exists. Instead, multiple federal agencies have authority to regulate different aspects of offshore aquaculture under a variety of existing laws that were not designed for this purpose.

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Table of Contents:
What GAO Found pp. 1-3
Abbreviations pp. 5-8

Chapter 1. Results in Brief pp. 9-11

Chapter 2. Background pp. 13-20

Chapter 3. It Is Important to Consider Many Issues in Four Key Areas When Developing a Regulatory Framework for Offshore Aquaculture pp. 21-45

Chapter 4. Concluding Observations pp. 47-48

Chapter 5. Agency Comments and Our Evaluation pp. 49-51

Appendix I: Objective, Scope, and Methodology pp. 53-56

Appendix II: Stakeholders Consulted by GAO Regarding a Regulatory Framework for Offshore Aquaculture pp. 57-59

Appendix III: Comments from the Department of Commerce pp. 61-64

Appendix IV: Comments from the Environmental Protection Agency pp. 65

Appendix V: Comments from the Department of Agriculture pp. 67-69

Index pp.71-76

      Fish, Fishing and Fisheries
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: 76 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-117-3
   Status: AV
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