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Boaters Continue Fight Against Aqua Farming in Delaware

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LONG NECK, Del.- A group of boaters in Long Neck refuse to give up in their fight against bringing aqua farming to the inland bays.

The Delaware House of Representatives passed a bill to legalize aqua farming with a unanimous vote earlier this month.

However, the boaters in Long Neck are concerned about areas of the inland bays being closed off for oyster farming. They fear shallow waters, popular for fishing and clamming, will be closed off to recreational boaters.

"It just seems like [aqua farmers] are going to be stepping on a lot of toes in my opinion," said boater Joe Sloan.

Delaware State Sen. Brian Pettyjohn, R-Georgetown, said he is considering an amendment to the bill to specifically determine which areas can be designated as aqua farming zones. The bill could be heard in the Senate in the coming weeks.

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