Sec. 704 of H.R. 3534.IH, so much for aqua-cultured live rock.


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(a) No Authority- The Secretary of Commerce, the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or the Regional Fishery Management Councils shall not develop or approve a fishery management plan or fishery management plan amendment to permit or regulate offshore aquaculture.
(b) Permits Invalid- Any permit issued for the conduct of offshore aquaculture, including the siting or operation of offshore aquaculture facilities, under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) shall be invalid upon enactment of this Act.
(c) Definitions- In this section:
(1) OFFSHORE AQUACULTURE- The term `offshore aquaculture' means all activities related to--
(A) the placement of any installation, facility, or structure in the exclusive economic zone for the purposes of propagation or rearing, or attempting to propagate or rear, any species; or
(B) the operation of offshore aquaculture facilities in the exclusive economic zone involved in the propagation or rearing, or attempted propagation or rearing, of species.
(2) OFFSHORE AQUACULTURE FACILITY- The term `offshore aquaculture facility' means--
(A) a structure, installation, or other complex used, in whole or in part, for offshore aquaculture; or
(B) an area of the seabed or the subsoil used for offshore aquaculture.


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It sure feels like the way things are going that in a few years we will be on a forum talking about the good old days when we had saltwater fish tanks or people looking for advice on how to take care of 20 year old clown fish.