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Commenting open: June 01, 2021 12:01AM PT - August 05, 2021 11:59PM PT.

Marine Finfish Net Pen Guidance

The Department of Ecology is now accepting public comments on draft guidance designed to improve how commercial marine net pens are authorized, overseen, and managed in Washington.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On behalf of this interagency team, we are accepting comments on the draft Guidance for Marine Net Pen Aquaculture in Washington State: Regulations, Risks and Management.

We are interested in getting your feedback during this comment period. Please note that we have extended the public comment period that began June 1, 2021. We will continue accepting comments through August 5, 2021.

Please visit our Marine Net Pen webpage for additional details.

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Comments are due by Aug. 5, 2021
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