Business / Agriculture / Aquaculture: The National Aquaculture Act of 1980 defines aquaculture as 'the propagation and rearing of aquatic species in controlled or selected environments, including ocean ranching.' The Act divides responsibility for most aquaculture research, regulatory and related activities among the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, and Interior. Private aquaculture has grown rapidly and diversified in recent years: in the United States, aquaculture is dominated (80%) by catfish production.

National Aquaculture Act Of 1980

Business / Agriculture / National Aquaculture Act Of 1980: P.L. 96-362 (September 26, 1980), as amended, is intended to promote and support the development of private aquaculture and to ensure coordination among the various federal agencies that have aquacult MORE


Business / Agriculture / Mariculture: The form of aquaculture where fish, shellfish, or aquatic plants are cultured in a salt water environment. MORE

Fish Farming

Business / Agriculture / Fish Farming: Usually, freshwater commercial aquaculture: catfish farms are an example. MORE