Legal and Institutional Constraints on Aquaculture in Dredged Material Containment Areas
MISSISSIPPI UNIV UNIVERSITY
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High land and construction costs hinder development of pond-based aquaculture in the United States. A partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may reduce these constraints. The dredged material containment areas DMCAs operated by the Corps are structurally similar to aquaculture ponds and typically are used only once every 3-10 years. With the Corps and navigational interests contributing to dike construction and land acquisition, the costs of aquaculture may be reduced while providing the Corps with the additional disposal areas needed to maintain our nations waterways. The Containment Area Aquaculture Program CAAP was established to investigate the feasibility of DMCA aquaculture from biological, economic, engineering, and legal perspectives. The technical feasibility of DMCA was demonstrated in 42- and 47-ha DMCAs near Brownsville, TX. Pumps, filters, and drainage structures were added to these DMCAs to accommodate aquaculture operations and a 1.6-ha nursery pond was constructed. During a three-year period, four crops of penaeid shrimp were raised.... Aquaculture, Legal Considerations, Regulations.
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