Summary: H.R.2798 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.2798. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (06/26/1991)

National Aquaculture Development Act of 1991 - Designates the Department of Agriculture as the lead Federal agency for the coordination and implementation of national policy for private aquaculture.

Establishes in the Department of Agriculture the Office of Aquaculture Policy Coordination and Development. Requires the Department to treat private aquaculture as a form of agriculture and aquaculture products as agricultural commodities.

Amends the National Aquaculture Act of 1980 to add specified tasks to the aquaculture duties of the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Commerce, and the Secretary of the Interior (the Secretaries).

Sets forth requirements regarding the location and functioning of the National Aquaculture Information Center.

Requires the interagency aquaculture coordinating group to establish a working relationship with the industry advisory councils of regional aquaculture centers and with national organizations and commodity associations.

Mandates reports to the Congress regarding: (1) the application of the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to aquaculture; and (2) actions taken to revise the National Aquaculture Development Plan.

Removes provisions requiring the concurrence of the Secretaries in order to specify which of the Secretaries has responsibility for implementing each action in the Plan.

Shifts certain requirements and powers from the Secretaries to the Secretary of Agriculture.