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NOAA Adds Alaska As Aquaculture Opportunity Area

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on June 1 named Alaska as the third region nationwide for identifying areas for sustainable aquaculture development within coastal and marine waters. These areas will be selected through engagement with tribes and the public, a process that allows constituents to share their community, tribal and stewardship goals for such development. Alaska joins Southern California and the Gulf of Mexico in the Aquaculture Opportunity Areas (AOA) program through the multi-year partnership process involving NOAA. During a previous comment period, NOAA received public support for aquaculture from Alaska Native organizations, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the state of Alaska, the Alaska Legislature and industry and research institutions. W...