Oregon LC 715 would establish requirements for aquaculture facilities to better protect the environment, wildlife, and promote animal welfare. Provisions include requirements for environmental enrichment and humane methods of slaughter. The bill includes a citizen suit provision and would subject violators to civil and criminal penalties. It has been pre-filed and has not yet been assigned to a committee.
[To accompany Pending State Actions Legislative Update "Oregon Aquaculture Act Would Require Fish Farms to Meet Higher Environmental and Welfare Standards" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 170.]