The Northeast Regional Ocean Council is hosting a webinar series on aquaculture in New England Federal Waters including regulation, public engagement, and interjurisdictional coordination. 

View the agenda draft here: NROC Aquaculture Webinar series agenda

Register here: Webinar registration

WEBINAR 1 | April 5, 2022 | 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Federal Agency Review and Authorization of Aquaculture in New England Federal Waters 

Learn about the state of aquaculture in New England, identification of Aquaculture Opportunity Areas, case studies of aquaculture permitting from other regions, and the federal agency review and authorization process for aquaculture in New England federal waters. Speakers will include NROC OPC Co-Chair Lou Chiarella, NOAA Fisheries; Chris Schillaci, NOAA Fisheries; Christine Jacek, US Army Corps of Engineers; and Eric Nelson, US Environmental Protection Agency. Webinar participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide comments following the presentations.

WEBINAR 2 | April 8, 2022 | 9:00 – 11:00 AM
State, Tribal, and Public Perspectives on Improving the Regulatory Process for Aquaculture in New England Federal Waters

Panel sessions will highlight state, tribal, and public perspectives on improving the regulatory process for aquaculture permitting in New England. Speakers will include: NROC OPC Co-Chair Ted Diers, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services; Chris Schillaci, NOAA Fisheries; Chuckie Green, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe; Tom Nies, New England Fisheries Management Council; Lisa Engler, Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management; Chris Williams, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services; Amanda Ellis, Maine Department of Marine Resources; Sebastian Belle, Maine Aquaculture Association; Ted Maney, Salem State University; Paul Zajicek, National Aquaculture Association; Beth Casoni, Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association; Robert Jones, The Nature Conservancy; and Priscilla Brooks, Conservation Law Foundation. Webinar participants will have an opportunity to ask questions following each panel session.

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