Federal Regulations

Regulations present some of the most challenging aspects of the aquaculture industry. Listed below are links to federal regulations governing shellfish aquaculture.

NOAA Code of Conduct for Responsible Aquaculture Development in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone

EPA Effluent Guidelines

National Shellfish Sanitation Program's Guide for the Control of Molluscan Shellfish 2009 and Vibrio parahaemolyticus Control Plan Guidance Template.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Nationwide Permit 48 for Shellfish Aquaculture