Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders' Alliance Fights NOAA Over Aqua Farms

Story by Rebecca Campbell, LouisianaRecord.com

NEW ORLEANS — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA)  decision to approve industrial offshore fish farming last month in federally protected waters in the Gulf of Mexico is a strong concern in a "delicate and restricted estuarine system," according to a leading non-profit fisherman’s organization.

Eric Brazer, deputy director at the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders' Alliance, told the Louisiana Record that there are strong concerns with constructing an aquaculture facility of unprecedented size.

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