The Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee is responsible for monitoring issues that affect parks, farmland preservation, water resources and the growing agricultural industry.
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Van Drew & Andrzejczak to Introduce Legislation to Help Oyster Producers in NJ
Bills Would Create 'One-Stop Shop' for Permit ApplicationsAs part of an initiative to spur growth of the state's aquaculture industry and boost New Jersey's oyster production operations, Senator Jeff Van Drew and Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak announced Friday they will introduce legislation to streamline state rules for aquaculture farming projects.
The bills will create a 'one-stop shop' for project permits, eliminating the bureaucratic maze that operators are currently forced to navigate for approval The two bills were unveiled at the recent 1st Legislative District Economic Development Task Force meeting in Wildwood, where legislators heard from aquatic farmers and industry experts on New Jersey's aquaculture industry.
"Our state's coastal location gives us great potential to be a hub for aquaculture entrepreneurship, and New Jersey must take advantage of opportunities to bring in new jobs and stimulate growth for an industry that yields millions of dollars in economic benefits to the state," said Andrzejczak, chair of the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee and vice-chair of the task force.
***MEDIA ADVISORY -- THURSDAY*** Van Drew & Andrzejczak To Hear From Shellfish Harvesters, Experts on NJ Aquaculture Industry
1st Legislative District Economic Development Task Force To Meet in WildwoodSenator Jeff Van Drew and Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak tomorrow will convene a meeting of the 1st Legislative District Economic Development Task Force to hear from shellfish harvesters and industry experts on the aquaculture industry in New Jersey. The Task Force will meet in Wildwood and focus on ways to streamline state rules and regulations to allow the industry to grow.
The Task Force will meet TOMORROW, August 27, 2015, at 1:30 PM at the Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260.
"By strengthening this industry, we have the ability to create new jobs and allow for the development of additional small businesses in the region and the state. But just as with any industry, we have to ensure the right environment for aquaculture to continue to grow," said Assemblyman Andrzejczak...