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Comment Period

Marine Net Pen Aquaculture in Washington

Draft guidance document available for public review and comment

June 1, 2021 - Aug. 5, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

We are now accepting public comments on draft guidance designed to improve how commercial marine net pens are authorized, overseen, and managed in Washington.

This guidance was developed by the state departments that have a role in authorizing or permitting net pen activities in state inland marine waters: Agriculture, Ecology, Fish and Wildlife, and Natural Resources.

On behalf of this interagency team, we are accepting comments on the following draft document:

Please note that we have extended the public comment period that began June 1, 2021. We will continue accepting comments through Aug. 5, 2021.

Please visit our Marine Net Pen webpage for additional details.

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Casey Dennehy
Marine Policy Associate

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