The following letter was sent to IntraFish by Marianne Cufone, executive director of Recirculating Farms Coalition, in response to the column: NOAA's new five-year aquaculture plan is 42 years in the making and still behind the times. Photo: Recirculating Farms Coalition

NOAA’s recent publication of a five year strategic plan to grow the aquaculture sector is light on details and more of the same old story.

The agency will continue its almost singular focus: pushing the development of dirty and unnecessary industrial fish farming facilities in offshore waters, even as our climate changes and aquatic ecosystems become more fragile and volatile.