National Aquaculture Act of 1980

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National Aquaculture Act of 1980
Great Seal of the United States
Other short titlesNational Aquaculture Act of 1979
Long titleAn Act to provide for the development of aquaculture in the United States, and for other purposes.
Enacted bythe 96th United States Congress
EffectiveSeptember 26, 1980
Public law96-362
Statutes at Large94 Stat. 1198
Titles amended16 U.S.C.: Conservation
U.S.C. sections created16 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.[1][2]

The S. 1650 legislation was passed by the 96th U.S. Congressional session and signed into law by the 39th President of the United States Jimmy Carter on September 26, 1980.[3]


  1. ^ Alternative Farming Systems Information Center Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Aquaculture". Aquaculture and Soilless Farming. USDA Alternative Farming Systems Information Center. Retrieved September 8, 2013.
  3. ^ Peters,Gerhard; Woolley, John T. "Jimmy Carter: "National Aquaculture Act of 1980 Statement on Signing S. 1650 Into Law. ," September 26, 1980". The American Presidency Project. University of California - Santa Barbara.

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