aquaculture

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aquaculture

the manipulation of the reproduction, growth rates and mortality of aquatic organisms useful to mankind, to enhance their yield; the aquatic equivalent of AGRICULTURE.

aquaculture

cultivation and harvesting of plants and animals in water. Called also mariculture.
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The effort by Federal and provincial authorities underscores the importance of research in marine farming, especially of shellfish, for health protection.
The Panel consists of eight members and includes experts representing various interests including the Environment Protection Authority, recreational boaters, marine farming, marine resource management and local Government issues.
The changes to the Marine Farming Planning Act will help to ensure environmental regulations keep pace with industry expansion.
The environmental science supporting the proposed environmental monitoring and management of salmon farming at Okehampton Bay; The adequacy of the environmental baseline data and surveys to allow the Director, Environment Protection Authority to establish a contemporary environmental management regime for the proposed marine farming activity; and The adequacy of the plan to allow for the implementation of a contemporary environmental management regime.
Requirements under the Marine Farming Planning Act 1995 include:
As an added safeguard, the purpose of the Marine Farming Planning Amendment Bill 2016 is to modernise and strengthen the penalty and enforcement provisions as the industry continues to expand.
These amendments would also see demerit points reintroduced for Infringement Notices, which for serial breaches could ultimately see a marine farming licence revoked.
Strategy and policy panel chairman Bob Simcock said Waikato is already a leading marine farming region, second only to the Marlborough Sounds in terms of production and jobs.
Deputy Premier Bryan Green today welcomed the decision which gives the green light to expand marine farming in Macquarie Harbour and will create over 250 new jobs.

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