New Laws and Issues
You can view any of the free online training courses developed for the TAA program. TAA participants
also completed business adjustment plans using AgPlan (http://AgPlan.com), the online business plan
writing app; or AgTransitions (http://AgTransitions.umn.edu), an online transition planning app. Since
the end of TAA the AgPlan development team has developed a fishing specific software call FishBizPlan
program has ended because federal funding for the program was cut.
If you have questions related to TAA for Farmers, please contact the Center for Farm Financial
Management at firstname.lastname@example.org
There are some new federal laws and issues on the near horizon that shrimpers need to pay close attention to because they have a very good chance of affecting your operations. You have a chance now to voice your opinion on these issues, but first you need to be familiar with the potential impacts to your business. We will give you a good overview of the new National Ocean Policy with emphasis on the spatial planning provisions. We will also discuss offshore aquaculture, focusing on what is happening in the Gulf of Mexico because that has been sort of a test case with future implications for other regions. Finally, we will cover the whole issue of "catch shares" which is a term you may have heard about, but if not, is certainly one you need to become familiar with.