City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

***Note: Many local criminal codes can now be located under Chapter 10.60 SMC while others are now cited under the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), which was incorporated into the municipal code in 2022. (See SMC 10.58.010). Code Enforcement, including Noise Control and Animal Regulations are located in Chapters 10.62 through 10.74.

Title 17E
Chapter 17E.060
Section 17E.060.470

Title 17E Environmental Standards

Chapter 17E.060 Shoreline Regulations

Article V. General Requirements for Shoreline Use and Modifications: Part V. Requirements for Specific Shoreline Uses

Section 17E.060.470 Aquaculture
  1. Definition

Aquaculture means the rearing or farming of fish, shellfish, or other aquatic plants and animals and may include accessory uses. Examples of accessory uses include, but are not limited to pump houses, office space, on-site staff housing, maintenance buildings, storage buildings, equipment sheds, and aquaculture research and diagnostics laboratories.

  1. Aquaculture is allowed for the purpose of enhancing or restoring salmonid populations and fisheries, for enhancing or restoring native aquatic plants, or for educational purposes, or for sport harvest and sustenance purposes.
  1. Aquaculture is limited to the Urban Conservancy Environment and Natural Environment environmental designation of the Latah Creek shoreline district.
  1. Aquaculture is not permitted in areas where it would result in a net loss of ecological functions, adversely impact aquatic macroinvertebrates, or significantly conflict with navigation and other water-dependent uses.
  1. Aquaculture facilities should be designed and located so as not to spread disease to native aquatic life, establish new nonnative species which cause significant ecological impacts, or significantly impact the aesthetic qualities of the shoreline.

Date Passed: Monday, September 25, 2023

Effective Date: Monday, December 4, 2023

ORD C36441 Section 2