The National Aquaculture Association suggests the following talking points for when you are speaking to House and Senate members about COMPETES Act, Section 71102, Lacey Act Amendments. Talking Points:There is no need to amend the Lacey Act. The goals of Section 71102 are currently achieved through existing authorities provided by the Act: Tribes and states regulateContinue reading “Suggested Section 71102 Talking Points for House and Senate”
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ACTION ALERT! Contact House and Senate Conferees to Remove COMPETES Act Section 71102.
The Senate and House of Representatives have identified conferees (members from both chambers) to reconcile the differences between the Senate’s legislation, S1260 U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) and the House’s legislation HR4521 America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength Act of 2022 (COMPETES). The House bill HR4521 includes Section 71102, Lacey Act Amendments. The National Aquaculture Association has posted an analysis of the potential impact of SectionContinue reading “ACTION ALERT! Contact House and Senate Conferees to Remove COMPETES Act Section 71102.”
Comment on National Organic Program Regulatory Priorities
The USDA National Organic Program recently hosted a national listening session for comments on the prioritization of their rule development. Attached is the Federal Register notice describing the listening session and an opportunity to comment. An aquaculture organic rule has been in process for 16 years! Attached is the NAA’s comment letter submitted this morning. Continue reading “Comment on National Organic Program Regulatory Priorities”
Request for help with Piper Redux, aka Revision of Fish Hatchery Management book
Hi, fish culture folks! I am writing to solicit input for the establishment of a Steering Committee to guide Piper Redux, a project funded by the Multistate Conservation Grant Program to modernize Fish Hatchery Management for current and future generations of fish culturists. THE BACKGROUND: Fish Hatchery Management (1st edition – FHM-I), also known asContinue reading “Request for help with Piper Redux, aka Revision of Fish Hatchery Management book”
Senate Moving on Resolving
USICA and COMPETES Acts
The US Senate is starting to work on resolving the differences between two very different bills focused on strengthening US competitiveness in the global market. The bills are: • The Senate passed S1260 U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) in June 2021. • The House passed HR4521 America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology,Continue reading “Senate Moving on Resolving
USICA and COMPETES Acts”
NOAA Fisheries Releases Guide to Permitting Marine Aquaculture In The United States (2022)
Today, NOAA Fisheries has released the Guide to Permitting Marine Aquaculture in the United States. This 29 page document outlines the process for acquiring federal permits for marine aquaculture of finfish, shellfish, invertebrates, and seaweed. It is intended to help make the process more streamlined by explaining rules and regulations as well as requirements forContinue reading “NOAA Fisheries Releases Guide to Permitting Marine Aquaculture In The United States (2022)”
The Facts About the Lacey Act Amendments in the COMPETES Act of 2022 (H.R.4521)
There has been considerable conversation, and unfortunately also some incorrect interpretations, over the past days concerning amendments to the Lacey Act that are included in the COMPETES Act of 2022, and we want to set the record straight. The fact is that these amendments are still included in the legislation that will be considered byContinue reading “The Facts About the Lacey Act Amendments in the COMPETES Act of 2022 (H.R.4521)”
Make the Most of Aquaculture 2022!
From Aquaponics to Zebrafish, it’s all here at Aquaculture 2022. Make the most of your time in San Diego! Sharpen your pencil and mark up the presentations you will not want to miss. To “get the lay of the land,” print out the overall conference grid, posted here. Then do a deep dive for presentationContinue reading “Make the Most of Aquaculture 2022!”
Take A Kid Fishing with
Certified Arkansas Bait!
Carlton Wing, via his “Live Bait” TV series seen nationally on the World Fishing Network (WFN), has edited a highlight reel taken from a season’s worth of television shows. The series features Certified Arkansas Baitfish, a product of Arkansas fish farmers. The certification process goes through the Arkansas Department of Agriculture ensuring all bait isContinue reading “Take A Kid Fishing with
Certified Arkansas Bait!”
SNP Leading the Charge to Fund a National Seafood Marketing Campaign
The Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP), a nonprofit working to inspire a healthier America through partnerships, outreach and awareness about the essential nutritional benefits of eating seafood, is working to galvanize the US seafood to secure $25 million from Congress for a National Seafood Marketing Campaign. Their campaign is designed to raise awareness of the importanceContinue reading “SNP Leading the Charge to Fund a National Seafood Marketing Campaign”