North Carolina General Statutes § 106-759 Lead agency; powers and duties

(a)        For the purposes of this Article, aquaculture is considered to be a form of agriculture and thus the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is designated as the lead State agency in matters pertaining to aquaculture.

(b)        The Department shall have the following powers and duties:

(1)        To provide aquaculturalists with information and assistance in obtaining permits related to aquacultural activities;

(2)        To promote investment in aquaculture facilities in order to expand production and processing capacity; and

(3)        To work with appropriate State and federal agencies to review, develop and implement policies and procedures to facilitate aquacultural development. (1989, c. 752, s. 147; 1997-261, s. 109.)

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