chapter  10
12 Pages

Fish Banking

ByTom Cannon, Howard Brown

Fish mitigation and conservation banks are a relatively new and upcoming type of banking. Two fish banks have already been developed under the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) mitigation banking programme and the federal conservation banking programme, and several more are in the planning stages. As for other bank types, fish banks satisfy mitigation requirements of the Clean Water Act (CWA) section 404 and can be applied to meet the purpose and requirement of the Endangered Species Act (ESA).