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Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing forms of food production in the world. As a result, aquaculture-related businesses face new regulatory requirements and enforcement.

At Davis Wright Tremaine, our environmental team has experience with a diverse range of aquaculture legal concerns involving the farming of salmon, steelhead, and trout.

Among these lawyers are former governmental officials, ranchers, scientists, and engineers, who are ideally equipped to assist modern aquaculture businesses.

For nearly 20 years we have represented aquaculture clients in site development, permitting, regulatory compliance, administrative and judicial appeals, formal and informal rule-making proceedings, and public meetings. We draw upon hands-on experience to anticipate and guide the legal process and to find the forum most appropriate for the circumstance. We recognize that what is often needed in aquaculture cases is coordination among governmental agencies, community interests, and our clients’ business needs.

Our lawyers excel in devising strategies to anticipate and resolve your legal issues as quickly and economically as possible. We understand the landscape and are not afraid to get our boots wet.