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Law Centre Sets up Aquaculture Reading Room

US - The National Agricultural Law Center has set up its Aquaculture Reading Room, reflecting the growing importance of this sector.

Aquaculture, or the raising of fish and other aquatic creatures for human consumption, is an increasing and developing area of agricultural law. As a result of the growing demand and production, the 2005 Census of Aquaculture reported farm-level sales of $1.1 billion, resulting from the industry's 11.7 per cent growth over the previous seven years.

Accompanying this industry growth comes laws and regulation of the industry. As a result, the National Agricultural Law Center assembled and posted an Aquaculture Reading Room.

An overview article on the subject is included in the reading room, along with a listing of and links to major statutes and regulations that currently affect the industry. The room also contains an extensive case law index, relevant Center publications and important materials from many government agencies, as well as other resources that will be helpful from both a legal and a practical standpoint.

As with all its reading rooms, the Center says it welcomes comments and suggestions on resources and research areas that could be pursued to enhance and supplement the information provided.

Further Reading

- You can find out more about the Aquaculture Reading Room by clicking here.

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