Regulations present some of the most challenging aspects of the aquaculture industry.
Listed below are links to some state laws and regulations governing shellfish aquaculture.
Aquaculture Permit Chart
Delaware Aquaculture Act
Delaware Marine Biotoxin Contingency Plan
Florida Aquaculture Certification
Florida Aquafarm Program Policies
Maryland Aquaculture Coordinating Council
Massachusetts Aquaculture Regulations
Massachusetts Aquaculture License Statute
New Jersey's recommended aquatic management practices
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (NYDEC) Shellfishing Page
NYDEC Shellfish Closures
NYDEC Regulations for Shellfish Shippers and Harvesters
North Carolina Aquaculture Collection Permit
North Carolina Aquaculture Operation Permit
Rhode Island DEM regulations governing Aquaculture of Marine Species in RI Waters.
Rhode Island lease regulations of the RI Coastal Resources Management Program (Use bookmarks to navigate to section 300.11).
Marine Resources Act Shellfish Section
Critical Area and Wetland Permitting
Shellfish Program Permits