National Aquaculture Act of 1980

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National Aquaculture Act of 1980
Great Seal of the United States.
Other short title(s) National Aquaculture Act of 1979
Long title An Act to provide for the development of aquaculture in the United States, and for other purposes.
Enacted by the  96th United States Congress
Effective September 26, 1980
Citations
Public Law 96-362
Stat. 94 Stat. 1198
Codification
Title(s) amended 16 U.S.C.: Conservation
U.S.C. sections created 16 U.S.C. ch. 48 § 2801
Legislative history

The National Aquaculture Act of 1980 (P.L. 96-362, as amended) is intended to promote and support the development of private aquaculture and to ensure coordination among the various federal agencies that have aquaculture programs and policies. It provided for a national aquaculture policy, including a formal National Aquaculture Development Plan; established a Joint Subcommittee on Aquaculture on which officials of USDA, Commerce, the Interior, and nine other federal agencies sit; designated USDA as the lead agency for coordination; and authorized the National Aquaculture Information Center within the National Agricultural Library (accessible now through the Alternative Farming Systems Information Center at [www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/afsaqua.htm]).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aquaculture". Aquaculture and Soilless Farming. USDA Alternative Farming Systems Information Center. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 

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