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1 Adz: (ædz) or adze, from adse [Middle English] 1. A TOOL FOR SHAPING WOOD.

2 ADZ: (Ā DĒ ZĒ) ACRO. [USA-NJ] 1. A TOOL FOR SHAPING AQUACULTURE IN NEW JERSEY. Joseph J. Myers, MS, MBA, PMP

3 Aquaculture Development Zone Entered policy after 1998 Aquaculture Development Act High permitting fees, unclear regulatory path State holds all necessary permits Numerous Aquaculture Advisory Council meetings 2003, 2008 Leasing Subcommittee Reports Areas identified in 2005 Launched in 2012 as five-year pilot program

4 Aquaculture Development Zone Entered policy after 1998 Aquaculture Development Act High permitting fees, unclear regulatory path State holds all necessary permits Numerous Aquaculture Advisory Council meetings 2003, 2008 Leasing Subcommittee Reports Areas identified in 2005 Launched in 2012 as five-year pilot program What happened between 1998 and 2012?

5 Waterfront Development Permit From the start NJDEP Land Use Regulatory Program General Permit needed Placement of Structures in Public Waters No WD Permit specifically for aquaculture 2007 Regulators visit proposed site Observe adjoining rack-and-bag production Three-tier WD permit process in rulemaking

6 Waterfront Development Permit From the start NJDEP Land Use Regulatory Program General Permit needed Placement of Structures in Public Waters No WD Permit specifically for aquaculture 2007 Regulators visit proposed site Observe adjoining rack-and-bag production Three-tier WD permit process in rulemaking RESULT: NJDEP Shellfisheries holds WD Permit for ADZs

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8 Horseshoe Crabs and Shorebirds 2007 During initial 5 years, ENSP studies potential impacts of aquaculture activities Two years (2007 and 2008) baseline surveys One year post-construction survey 2 or 3 years after activities start

9 Horseshoe Crabs and Shorebirds 2007 During initial 5 years, ENSP studies potential impacts of aquaculture activities Two years (2007 and 2008) baseline surveys One year post-construction survey 2 or 3 years after activities start mainlinemedianews.com en.wikipedia.org

10 Horseshoe Crabs and Shorebirds 2007 During initial 5 years, ENSP studies potential impacts of aquaculture activities Two years (2007 and 2008) baseline surveys One year post-construction survey 2 or 3 years after activities start RESULT: Recommendations Restrict access during migration Create alleys

11 Nationwide Permit # Army Corps of Engineers regulation of shellfish aquaculture NJDEP opted to deny coverage Cascade of state-level activity

12 Nationwide Permit # Army Corps of Engineers regulation of shellfish aquaculture NJDEP opted to deny coverage Cascade of state-level activity RESULT: NJDEP Shellfisheries holds ACOE NWP#48 for ADZs

13 Tidelands License 2009 Council designated by Statute Voted 2010 to assess aquaculture at $0.49 per sq. ft. $21, per acre Subsequently voted to assess $0.01 per sq. ft. $ per acre No fee currently assessed, by Commissioner recommendation Still inherent opposition

14 Tidelands License 2009 Council designated by Statute Voted 2010 to assess aquaculture at $0.49 per sq.. ft.. $21, per acre Subsequently voted to assess $0.01 per sq.. ft.. $ No fee currently assessed by Commissioner recommendation Still inherent opposition RESULT: NJDEP holds, no-fee Tidelands License for ADZs

15 Riparian Landowner Approval 2010 Part of Tidelands License Review Adjacent Riparian Landowners must sign off (approve) Most did not

16 Riparian Landowner Approval 2010 Part of Tidelands License Review Adjacent Riparian Landowners must sign off (approve) Most did not RESULT: Elimination of ADZ-1 (also WQ issue) Change in configuration to ADZ-4 originally 100 acres split in two reduced to current 36 acres Does not apply to ADZ-2 and 3

17 Eastern Oysters - Crassostrea virginica

18 To help protect your privacy, PowerPoint has blocked automatic download of this picture. Aquaculture Development Zones (ADZs) Three areas in Delaware Bay to encourage new shellfish culture techniques The State holds all necessary permits Tradeoff is higher fees to private lessees

19 Nearshore ADZ 4 About 36 acres Nearshore shellfish culture ADZ-4

20 Nearshore Fully allocated Waiting list 16 acres initial Expand to 36 acres ADZ-4

21 Offshore ADZ 2 and ADZ 3 500/600 acres respectively Offshore shellfish culture ADZ-2 ADZ-3

22 Offshore 1,100 acres total Only 3o acres assigned ADZ-2 ADZ-3

23 Offshore 1,100 acres total and available! Come be the First! 10-acre lots, expandable to 20 acres Why not macroalgaes? ADZ-2 ADZ-3

24 Application Applications made to NJDEP Shellfisheries Commercial shellfish license number Person s proof of residency Proof of no convictions Child support certification Describe Culture Process Gear, species, seed source, access Indemnity coverage

25 Lease Fee Structure ADZ-4 (Nearshore) $1,000 application fee, $100/acre/year 1 acre to 1.5 acre increments ADZ-2 and ADZ-3 (Offshore) $1,000 application fee, $25/acre/year 10 acre increments Hydrographic survey fee $30 per corner

26 To help protect your privacy, PowerPoint has blocked automatic download of this picture. Infrastructure Cape May 19 miles (#5 port in US $$) Port Norris 5 miles (traditional oyster) Rutgers NJ AIC 12 miles Aquaculture Innovation Center ADZ-2 ADZ-3

27 NJ Aquaculture Innovation Center On Cape May Canal Built as a research facility and business incubator 22,000 sq. ft. interior/exterior 2,500 gpm pumping capacity

28 NJ Aquaculture Innovation Center On Cape May Canal Built as a research facility and business incubator 22,000 sq. ft. interior/exterior 2,500 gpm pumping capacity Operations support for ADZs

29 Conclusion ADZ-4 could 2X NJ aquaculture value in 2 yrs. ADZ-2 and ADZ-3 Offshore aquaculture expansion $20 million in macroalgaes (new crop) Working Waterfronts Research Support Innovative Marketing Initiatives New Jersey is Open for Business

30 Contact NJDEP Bureau of Shellfisheries packet.pdf NJDA Joseph J. Myers, MS, MBA, PMP Aquaculture Development Specialist (609)

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