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NOAA 10-Year Aquaculture Plan Available for Public Comment

US - The 10-Year Plan for the NOAA Aquaculture Program addresses NOAA's involvement in marine aquaculture in the United States over the next decade, including program goals and strategies, budget and staffing requirements, outcomes, benefits, and challenges.

The plan was prepared by the NOAA Aquaculture Program at the request of the agency's Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC), which advises the Secretary of Commerce on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the Department.

At its July 2006 meeting, MAFAC reviewed the draft plan and recommended that it be formally adopted by NOAA. Following the MAFAC meeting, the draft plan was revised, and in November 2006 NOAA provided the public an opportunity to comment on an interim draft plan. The formal public comment period closed on November 30, 2006. A final plan will be presented to NOAA for adoption in 2007.

Interim Final 10-Year Plan

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