October 12, 2022 USTFA

Aquaculture wins congressional backing

The House Aquaculture Caucus, introduced this week, has been established to educate members of Congress about the economic opportunities that an expanded US aquaculture industry could provide. The caucus will also provide policy updates and share initiatives in Congress that will help make American aquaculture more competitive globally.

In addition to the co-chairs, the introductory caucus members include Salud Carbajal, Jerry Carl, Buddy Carter, Rick Crawford, Scott Franklin, French Hill, Maria Salazar, Abigail Spanberger and Rob Wittman….

“An aquaculture caucus is welcome news. As we look to feed a growing population and increase the security of our nation’s seafood supply, offshore marine aquaculture must play a critical role,” said Don Kent, CEO, HSWRI and Pacific Ocean AquaFarms, and SATS Advisor. “The more we can educate on the fact that the ocean is an amazing untapped resource, the sooner we can realize the potential of offshore aquaculture for sustainably expanding the U.S. industry.”…

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