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The mission of the Office of Aquaculture is to foster marine aquaculture that creates employment and business opportunities in coastal communities; provides safe, sustainable seafood; and supports healthy ocean populations and ecosystems.

Aquaculture is one of a range of technologies needed to meet increasing global demand for seafood, support commercial and recreational fisheries, and restore species and marine habitat.

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Welcome to the Office of Aquaculture

  • Global Review of Coastal Ocean Aquaculture

    NOAA report shows that marine fish farming can be accomplished in harmony with the coastal ocean environment as long as proper planning and safeguards are in place. Read More . . .

  • Marine Aquaculture: A Promising Future

    Nov 7: Marine aquaculture creates new opportunities for commercial fishermen who are beginning to look to aquaculture as a complement to their fishing activities. Read More . . .

  • Where Do Our Favorite Seafoods Come From?

    Sept 13: Learn about the range of technologies that bring you your favorite seafoods. Read More . . .

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    The Office of Aquaculture is in the process of developing a series of FAQs to provide information on advances in marine aquaculture and answer pressing questions. Read More . . .

  • Meet Bill Dewey - Shellfish Farmer

    Meet Bill Dewey of Taylor Shellfish Farms in Shelton, Washington and take a look at the unique role that aquaculture plays in the local culture and economy. Read More . . .