U.S. Commerce Sec. Carlos Gutierrez announced the proposal at the Boston International Seafood Show earlier this week. It comes in the form of proposed federal legislation that would allow seafood farming in federal waters. Right now, the saltwater component of the $1 billion U.S. aquaculture industry takes place within three miles of the U.S. coastline, where it is governed by the laws of individual states. The new law would allow fish farms to be put in place in federal waters that extend ...
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