S648 - Support Shellfish Aquaculture. (SL 2019-37)
Session Year 2019
Overview: S.L. 2019-37 makes the following changes to State laws governing shellfish aquaculture:

  • Authorizes the establishment of Shellfish Aquaculture Enterprise Areas.
  • Establishes the Pamlico Sound Shellfish Aquaculture Pilot Project.
  • Increases the production and planting requirements for shellfish leases.
  • Facilitates the transition of terminated leases to productive uses.
  • Allows transplanting of seed oysters and seed clams from permitted aquaculture operation nursery facilities in prohibited waters.
  • Establishes a new administrative process for certain appeals of shellfish lease decisions.
  • Establishes temporary moratoria on shellfish leasing in the New Hanover County Area and in Bogue Sound.
  • Establishes various studies related to shellfish aquaculture.

This act became effective July 1, 2019.

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