Faculty Advisor

Biederman, Ronald R.

Faculty Advisor

Vernon-Gerstenfeld, Susan


Our project was sponsored by the Sea Grant College Program and was completed for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The problem addressed is the lack of federal legislation concerning the offshore aquaculture industry in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone. We investigated current legislation and interviewed individuals who affect policy decisions. The gathered information was used to explain clearly the aquaculture industry's current status and organization structure. Future public policy and organizational structure for the aquaculture industry is proposed.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs