National Aquaculture Act of 1980 Law and Legal Definition
The National Aquaculture Act of 1980 (“Act”) is a U.S. federal law that is intended to promote and support the development of aquaculture. The Act aims to encourage development of aquaculture in the U.S. because aquaculture has the potential to reduce the U.S. trade deficit in fisheries products, augment existing commercial and recreational fisheries, and produce other renewable resources, thereby assisting in meeting future U.S. food needs and contributing to the solution of world resource problems. The provisions of the Act are found under 16 USCS §§ 2801 through 2810. The Act has been amended a number of times, since its enactment in 1980.
The Act establishes a national aquaculture policy, and a national aquaculture development plan. It promotes coordination among the various federal agencies that have aquaculture programs and policies. A Joint Subcommittee on Aquaculture was created pursuant to the Act. Officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of Commerce, Department of Interior, and nine other federal agencies sit in the committee. The USDA is designated as the lead agency for coordination.
The Act also authorized the National Aquaculture Information Center within the National Agricultural Library .
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- National Ambient Air Quality Standards
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- National Aquaculture Act of 1980
- National Archives of the United States
- National Asian Pacific Center on Aging
- National Assessment of Educational Progress [NAEP]
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
- National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts