Fisheries & Aquaculture News

Agencies Seek Public Input on Aquaculture Regulatory Efficiency and Science Planning Task Force Draft Strategic Plans

NOAA Fisheries and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) are providing notification, on behalf of the National Science and Technology Council's Subcommittee on Aquaculture, of a 45-day comment period for the two Regulatory Efficiency and Science Planning Task Force draft strategic plans: the Strategic Plan to Enhance Regulatory Efficiency and the Strategic Plan for Federal Aquaculture Research.

The 45-day comment period for both plans is open through September 18, 2021. These two plans establish a road map for federal agencies to increase the overall effectiveness and productivity of federal aquaculture regulation, research, and technology transfer. The Federal Register notice can be viewed here.

The Subcommittee on Aquaculture serves as the federal interagency coordinating group that supports cutting-edge science and research, as well as federal policy making and regulation to grow sustainable aquaculture in the United States. Through these plans, the subcommittee is advancing efforts to increase the nation’s seafood supply, create jobs in coastal communities, enhance important commercial and recreational fisheries, and improve federal regulatory efficiency. Aquaculture is an increasingly integral source of safe and sustainable seafood for consumers, and stakeholder feedback on both plans will foster sustainable U.S. aquaculture production.

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