Title: Staff Draft: Aquaculture November 9, 1987
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Title: Staff Draft: Aquaculture November 9, 1987
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Abstract: Staff Draft: Aquaculture November 9, 1987
General Note: Box 11, Folder 3 ( Final Report: Environmental Efficiency Study Commission - 1987-88 ), Item 63
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STAFF DRAFT
November 9, 1987


Aquaculture


Problem: The aquaculture industry is regulated by multiple
agencies.

Explanation:

Aquaculture is regulated by DER for water quality impacts
of dredged production ponds and wastewater discharge into
waters of the state. Environmental permitting rules do not
distinguish between biodegradable wastes produced by
aquaculture operations and chemical wastes produced by
industry. DER rules do not address the recycling
of effluent as fertilizer in spray irrigation or for the
production of ornamental aquatic plants.

The Governor and Cabinet sitting as the head of DNR in 1986
opened submerged lands for leases for aquaculture
operations. The granting of a submerged land lease cuts
off public access to that area. Leases can be for areas no
larger than 10 acres.

GFWFC rules do not differentiate between a species as a
cultured domesticated aquaculture crop and its existence
as native wildlife or as an exotic species. GFWFC
regulates the filtration of discharges during the
production of exotic species to ensure that eggs do not
escape from a closed production system. DACS promotes
the marketing of the aquaculture crop, whether as a food
product or aquarium pets. However, DNR promotes seafood
marketing. DNR, GFWFC and Marine Fisheries Commission
prohibitions on the possession of certain threatened
species becomes inappropriate for controlled production.
Such prohibitions are useful in preventing protected
species from entering the market through the conduit of
aquaculture. s.372.0225, F.S. Freshwater Organisms Chapter

Chapter 597, F.S. Aquaculture

s. 597.003, F.S. Duties of Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services

Proposed Solution:

Aquaculture problems will benefit from other Commission
recommendations so no specific proposals are needed.


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