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Bill backers say it would boost Iowa’s fledgling fish industry

Bill backers say it would boost Iowa’s fledgling fish industry

One legislator jokingly calls it a “fishy” bill, but it got the enthusiastic support of an Iowa House subcommittee this morning.

The measure would change state regulations for livestock confinements — so Iowa “fish farms” could raise all sizes of fish rather than be forced to buy small fish from another source and fatten the fish up to the point they’re big enough to eat. Joe Sweeney has a fish farm near Alden and is developing one in Ellsworth for tilapia.

Read the full article on the Radio Iowa website.



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