This is a courtesy copy of the AMP text. Should there be any discrepancies between this text and the official version, the official version will govern.


(a) Pursuant to the authority of N.J.A.C. 1:30-2.2, the State Agriculture Development Committee hereby adopts and incorporates by reference the manual entitled "Recommended Management Practices for Aquatic Farms," published by Rutgers Cooperative Extension and the New Jersey Department of Agriculture in 2004, with a revision date of March 2004, as the agricultural management practice for aquaculture activities on commercial farms, with the following conditions:

1. If the Board or Committee determines that the publication "Recommended Management Practices for Aquatic Farms" does not completely address an agricultural activity being considered for protection under the Right to Farm Act, N.J.S.A. 4:1C-1 et seq., the Board or Committee shall decide whether those aspects of the activity not addressed by the publication comply with generally accepted agricultural operations or practices.

 

i. In making these decisions, the Board or Committee may consult with the Aquaculture Technical Committee, a body consisting of aquaculture professionals with technical expertise, as well as with the other agencies, organizations, and persons specified at N.J.A.C. 2:76-2.3(d).

2. All recommendations in "Recommended Management Practices for Aquatic Farms" shall become mandatory requirements with which a farmer must comply to receive the protections of the Right to Farm Act, N.J.S.A. 4:1C-1 et seq.

3. Section VI, Part Two, entitled "Aquatic Organism Importation" of "Recommended Management Practices for Aquatic Farms" is excluded from the Aquaculture Agricultural Management Practice.

(b) Rutgers Cooperative Extension and the New Jersey Department of Agriculture will update its publication as changes in industry standards warrant. The adoption and incorporation by reference
in (a) above does not includes future supplements and amendments.

(c) Copies of "Recommended Management Practices for Aquatic Farms" may be obtained from the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, Fish and Seafood Development Program, PO Box 330, Trenton, NJ 08625, and from the Department's website at http://www.jerseyseafood.nj.gov/aquaculture.html.

 

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