New Bill to Promote Aquaculture Passes in Assembly and Senate

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After receiving unanimous approval from both the State Senate and Assembly, a bill to promote New Jersey’s aquaculture is on its way to the governor’s desk.

South Jersey played a starring role in the passage of the bill sponsored by Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak and Bruce Land. Andrzejczak actually led tours of aquaculture research centers and farms located in Cape May County.

Aquaculture involves fish or shellfish farming and the breeding and harvesting of animals and plants in all types of water environments. The bill requires a joint application process for aquaculture projects that require state and federal permits, licenses or approvals.

It also requires the Secretary of Agriculture putting together a report on the progress made toward establishing and implementing this cooperative effort.

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