Chapter 8. Aquaculture Development Committee of California Fish And Game Code >> Division 12. >> Chapter 8.
The director shall appoint an Aquaculture Development
Committee consisting of the following persons:
(a) At least 12 members representing all sectors of the fresh and
salt water aquaculture industry.
(b) One member representing the department, two members from and
chosen by the University of California, one with expertise in
aquaculture science and one with expertise in outreach to the
fisheries community, and one member each from and chosen by the
Department of Food and Agriculture, the California Coastal
Commission, the State Lands Commission, the State Water Resources
Control Board, the State Department of Health Services, and the Joint
Legislative Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture. The member of
the committee appointed by the Joint Legislative Committee on
Fisheries and Aquaculture shall meet and, except as otherwise
provided by the California Constitution, advise the committee to the
extent that this advisory participation is not incompatible with his
or her position as a Member of the Legislature.
(a) The term of membership for members other than
representatives of public agencies shall be three years. The
representatives of public agencies shall serve at the pleasure of the
agency that the member represents.
(b) Members of the committee shall serve without compensation.
(a) The committee shall be advisory to the director on all
matters pertaining to aquaculture and shall coordinate activities
among public entities.
(b) The committee shall assist the director in developing and
implementing a state aquaculture plan, identify the opportunities for
regulatory relief, assist in development of research and development
priorities, assist in the development of criteria to assure that
publicly financed pilot programs are compatible with industry needs,
and identify other opportunities for industrial development.
The committee shall meet on the call of the director, but
not less than twice each year.