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Guide to Permitting Marine Aquaculture in the United States (2022)

February 25, 2022

The primary purpose of this guide is to assist individuals with navigating the federal permitting process for marine aquaculture (finfish, shellfish, invertebrates, seaweed).

This guide was prepared by NOAA in consultation with the Subcommittee on Aquaculture under the National Science and Technology Council. It outlines the key requirements necessary to obtain federal permits to conduct commercial aquaculture activities and provides an overview of the federal statutes and regulations governing aquaculture in the United States.

Last updated by Office of Aquaculture on 05/19/2022