Pacific Ocean AquaFarms has begun the regulatory review process for an offshore yellowtail farm proposed to be located four miles off the coast of San Diego, California.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Wednesday its intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the project. Earlier this year, President Donald Trump in a sweeping executive order designated NOAA as the lead agency for coordinating US offshore aquaculture permits.