Aquaculture task force call to sort, tighten regulations

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
31 May 2006, at 1:00am

US - Assemblymen Jeff Van Drew and Nelson Albano announced Tuesday a legislation proposal they are introducing that would create an Assembly Task Force on Saltwater Fisheries and Aquaculture in New Jersey. According to a press release, the task force would "consolidate the many fragmented initiatives, facilities and laws throughout the state to form a cohesive focused plan that would make aquaculture a thriving industry in Southern New Jersey." According to the release, within six months of its organization the task force would be required to issue a report of its findings and conclusions, together with recommendations for legislative and regulatory action, to the Speaker of the General Assembly. The task force would be composed of 14 members, including four members of the General Assembly, as well as representatives of various interest groups, academics and a representative from the Marine Fisheries Council, according to the release. Source: