Setback for Trump's federal aquaculture ambitions

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Setback for Trump's federal aquaculture ambitions
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A federal appeals court in New Orleans rejected NOAA's argument that it could issue aquaculture permits in the Gulf of Mexico because of the 1976 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to regulate the "catching, taking or harvesting of fish."

The 2-1 majority decision affirmed a 2018 ruling that NOAA only had authority to regulate the "traditional fishing of wild fish" and that if Congress meant for the agency to oversee fish farming, lawmakers would have made that explicit in the nation's primary fisheries law, according to E&E News.

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