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While there are many potential benefits to offshore aquaculture, there are also barriers blocking the expansion of aquaculture into federal waters. Currently, there is no clear authority for the permitting of offshore aquaculture in federal waters. To address this challenge, the Administration will propose the National Offshore Aquaculture Act of 2007 early in the 110th Congress. If enacted, the Act will establish the legal framework regarding permits, enforcement, and monitoring of aquaculture in federal waters.