The first-ever federal regulations for large-scale fish farming in the ocean were recently issued, opening a new frontier in the harvesting of popular seafood species such as red drum, tuna and red snapper.
The new rules allow the farming of fish in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The rules were announced in New Orleans by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
NOAA Administrator Kathryn Sullivan said the Gulf rules could spur similar rules in other U.S. waters. She said it was time for the U.S. to open up this new market, which could help the U.S. meet its seafood demands...