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Regulations present some of the most challenging aspects of the aquaculture industry.

Each one of the eight U.S. Army Corps of Engineers districts regulates structures in navigable waters, and updates permits every five years.

Talk to your state permitting authority or extension agent about regulations in your area.

Following is a list of links to some of the federal regulations governing shellfish aquaculture.

NOAA Fisheries Marine Aquaculture Regulations and Policies

NOAA Best Management Practices, Standards, and Certification Programs

EPA Effluent Guidelines

NSSP Guide for the Control of Molluscan Shellfish