The Shellfish Interagency Permitting (SIP) team is part of the Washington Shellfish Initiative
. The intergovernmental team was convened in December 2011 and tasked with improving the timeliness of permit decisions while ensuring regulatory compliance. The team continues to meet quarterly and with ad hoc permit work groups as needed.
SIP Team co-chairs:
NOAA Fisheries, West Coast Region Aquaculture Coordinator
Washington State Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture Coordinator & Policy Advisor to the Director
SEA Program, SWRO Section Manager