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.
Seaweed in the Spotlight
A new collaborative project with Puget Sound Restoration Fund, NOAA and partners will investigate seaweed farming as a method to mitigate ocean acidification. Read More . . .
Growing Arctic Cod
Scientists at NOAA's Alaska Fisheries Science Center are successfully spawning and rearing Arctic Cod in captivity. Read More . . .
NOAA & Canada Partner on Aquaculture
NOAA is announcing a new partnership with the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans on regulation of marine aquaculture. Read More . . .
Aquaculture SK Grants Recommended
NOAA is recommending $4.8 million for 16 aquaculture projects under the Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program. Read More . . .
NOAA Aquaculture Photo Contest
Announcing the NOAA Aquaculture Photo Contest! Have photos or short videos of aquaculture? Check out the contest and submit your work! Read More . . .
- Farmed vs. wild: salmon infographic
- Landon appointed head of NOAA's Office of Law Enforcement
- What oysters reveal about ocean change
- Swim with salmon in an aquaculture simulator
- Making oily plants for fish feed
- Shellfish industry & state collaborate in CT
- CT's Senator Murphy visits NOAA's Milford lab
- Remote Fish Detection Prize Competition
- Marine Fisheries Advisory Council (MAFAC) Nominations
- NOAA Releases Two New Grant Opportunities for Resilience
- NIFA Releases Request for Applications for 2015 Special Grants Program - Aquaculture Research
- NC and VA Sea Grants Offer Marine Finfish Aquaculture Workshop