Northeast Regional Ocean Council White Paper: Overview of the Aquaculture Sector in New England
This white paper provides an overview of the aquaculture sector in northeastern region of the United States (the coastal waters from Maine to Connecticut). It describes the current status of the sector as well as key issues and trends that are relevant to aquaculture, including issues that provide context but may not be related to ocean planning. The paper was commissioned by the Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC) to support NROC efforts to reach out and engage with stakeholders in the aquaculture sector. The paper’s intent is to serve as a starting place for discussions between NROC and sector leaders and participants on key issues and challenges facing the sector, recognizing that the content of the white paper will likely be refined based on these discussions.