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Legislative Priorities

Through grassroots development and extensive advocacy work, the NAA actively pursues key legislative priorities which will benefit U.S. aquaculture farms and businesses.


Contact your House and Senate Representatives today to support these aquaculture bills: 

HR 4127, USDA AGI Exemption

HR 4127 Fair Access to Agriculture Disaster Programs Act

Sponsor: Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-19)

Co-sponsors: Scott Austin (R-GA-8), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-01), Kat Cammack (R-FL-3), Yadira Caraveo (D-CO-08), Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24), Andre Carson (D-IN-7), Jim Costa (D-CA-21), Lori Chavez-DeRemer (R-OR-05), John Duarte (R-CA-13), Chuck Edwards (R-NC-11), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-1), Scott Franklin (R-FL-8), Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-5), Josh Harder (D-CA-9), Jennifer Kiggans (R-VA-02), Nick Langworthy (R-NY-23), Michael Lawler (R-NY-17), Barbara Lee (D-CA-12), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-18), Marcus Molinaro (R-NY-19), David Rouzer (R-NC-7), Andrea Salinas (D-OR-6), Austin Scott (R-GA-08), Franklin Scott (R-FL-18), Darren Soto (D-FL-9), Kim Schrier (D-WA-08), Mike Thompson (D-CA-4), Robert Wittman (R-VA-1)

S 2704 Fair Access to Agriculture Disaster Programs Act

Sponsor: Alex Padilla (D-CA)

Co-sponsor: John Cornyn (R-TX), Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Thomas Tillis (R-NC)

What does the Bill do?

The bills focus on exempting farms with 75% or more in farm income from an adjusted gross income limitation of $900,000 that prevents aquaculture farms from benefiting from USDA disaster assistance programs (e.g., ELAP, NAP).

What needs to be done?

Additional House and Senate co-sponsors are needed.  Reach out to your House member to contact Congressman Panetta’s lead staff person Trey Elizondo ( or Congresswoman Cammack’s lead staff person Christina Lassiter ( to become a co-sponsor. In the Senate, ask your Senators to contact Angela Ebiner ( in Senator Padilla’s Office.

HR 3951, SHELLS Act
HR 3542, USDA RAC Funding
H.R.6393 Sturgeon Conservation and Sustainability Act
S. 3719, Sound Science for Farmers Act
HR 5691 Drought Assistance Improvement Act
HR 3039 DRIVE Act
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