Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
United States
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


Van De Wege explained that county governments are unlikely to unilaterally oppose aquaculture. (Photo: Washington State House of Representatives/FIS)

Will counties be able to ban aquaculture?

Click on the flag for more information about United States UNITED STATES
Friday, February 08, 2013, 23:10 (GMT + 9)

A state representative in the Washington House sponsored a bill this week that would endanger fish farm operations: it would let counties ban net pen aquaculture.

“Master programmes may include provisions for siting or prohibiting the siting of marine aquaculture net pen facilities,” says the bill by Representative Kevin Van De Wege.

The bill, HB 1599, does not impact any net pens already in operation, he pointed out. 

Steve Gray, Clallam County deputy director of the Department of Community Development, handles the county’s update of its shoreline master programme, which is still in early stages, Peninsula Daily News reports.

“The next step would be to develop a working draft and submit it to the planning commission, followed by a series of public hearings,” he commented.

There is currently just one net pen operation in Clallam County, and it falls under the jurisdiction of the city of Port Angeles, he told. 

Commissioner David Sullivan noted that the bill may not affect that county even if it becomes law.

“I’ve heard about this bill, but I’m not sure it will change our situation,” Sullivan said. “The bill would go into effect in July and we may have a conditional use structure by then.”

For two years now, the county’s shoreline management plan has been on hiatus as negotiations take place between the county and the state Department of Ecology, which supervises net pen fish farming. While county officials want to ban this type of aquaculture, Ecology believes that counties should not get to decide that. 

The bill has already been referred to the House Local Government Committee. It states that, as of 28 July 28 2013, it does not allow a local government to ban facilities in conformity with requirements.

Alan Cook, vice president of Seattle-based American Gold Seafoods -- which operates net pen farms in the Port Angeles Harbor and in other nearby locations -- said he wants the state to continue to supervise the industry.

“We oppose the bill,” he told. “There is a lot of information out there and we don’t feel that the counties are equipped to make the decision.” 

Van De Wege differed, explaining that county governments are unlikely to unilaterally oppose aquaculture. 

A key issue being considered for a potential conditional use permit process is the threat of parasites and pollutants contaminating wild fish, County Administrator Philip Morley said.

Cook argued that as an approved water dependent use, net pens do not jeopardise Puget Sound. 

“This is a highly regulated industry,” Cook said. 

The county staff will present several options for the development of a conditional use permit this month, Sullivan informed. 

[email protected]
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
Morocco
Dec 4, 19:00 (GMT + 9):
Government Approves Morocco-Russia Fisheries Agreement
Japan
Dec 4, 18:30 (GMT + 9):
New fisheries law enters into force and Japanese specialists discuss its future
Japan
Dec 4, 15:00 (GMT + 9):
Statistics │ Import │Bottomfish from USA and Russia (2018/19/20)
China
Dec 4, 15:00 (GMT + 9):
Statistics │ Seafood Import and export │ Oct-2020
China
Dec 4, 09:00 (GMT + 9):
China refutes U.S. allegations on fishing practices
Argentina
Dec 4, 08:00 (GMT + 9):
The South Atlantic requires urgent action and simulation conspires against it
Namibia
Dec 4, 07:00 (GMT + 9):
Tunacor takes in retrenched fishermen
Chile
Dec 4, 00:50 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | aqua.cl: First shipment of fishmeal was processed via Siscomex bound for China
European Union
Dec 4, 00:50 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | iPac.acuicultura: Council and Parliament reach an agreement on the European Fund for Maritime Fisheries and Aquaculture 2021-2027
United States
Dec 4, 00:40 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | SeafoodSource: Reaction to COVID-19 relief bill mixed as restaurants close doors
Norway
Dec 4, 00:40 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | Fish Farmer: Salmon prices stall again
United States
Dec 4, 00:30 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF | New dates announced for Seafood Expo North America/Seafood processing North America
Spain
Dec 4, 00:20 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | FiskerForum: Freezer Trawler Beyond Salvaging After Fire On Board
Japan
Dec 4, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Tarako | Salted Alaska pollock roe inventories | 8 main cities | 2016-17-18-19-20
Japan
Dec 4, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Import volumes │ Stock / Sales │ Frozen octopus | 2019-20



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Ongoing with the renewal of the green fleet
Norway Norway is one of the European countries that has been electrified the most so far. Not only is its car fleet dominated by electric vehicles, which account for 60% of the market share. Also its waters....
National fisheries to compete with Chinese jiggers for squid in the eastern Pacific
Ecuador Ecuador's government plans to allow the country's artisanal and industrial fleet to fish for giant squid in international waters of the Eastern Pacific, where it will have to compete with the Chinese ...
Nigeria imports US$ 280M mackerel fish
Nigeria Despite import restriction, importation of chilled and frozen mackerel has reached N128.8billion ($280million) or 40 per cent of the total annual $700million fish imports into Nigeria in one year. ...
U.K. send Brexit warnings
United Kingdom The U.K. relies on imports for the fish it eats — cod and haddock — but its fishermen depend on exports of other varieties for their livelihood The U.K. and the European Union warned each other ...
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation - Wartsila Group Headquarters
ITOCHU Corporation - Headquarters
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
AquaChile S.A. - Group Headquarters
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods, Inc
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Brim ehf (formerly HB Grandi Ltd) - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Mowi ASA (formerly Marine Harvest ASA) - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation - Headquarters
Cooke Inc. - Group Headquarters
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart | Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) - Headquarters
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2020 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER