Preconditions for licensing
Make it mandatory for the aquaculture farmers to have a garbage collection program and regular cleaning of the facility in order to obtain the concession. A technical study should be a pre-condition and should be carried out by all aquaculture farmers to receive a licence to set up offshore installations for seaweed, shellfish or fish farming. This technical study should also determine whether the installation is storm proof. Permits for aquaculture installations should consider the local conditions Waste management authorities should be more involved in the aquaculture farm licence application process. A prerequisite for authorisation of aquaculture installations could be the provision of a list of components and materials that will be used. This will enable farmers, producers and manufacturers to find out if certain types of material (often) wash ashore and need alternatives.