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.
Hawaiian Oysters are Back
What does it take to farm oysters in a Hawaiian fishpond - and what does it mean for the future of Hawai'i aquaculture? Read More . . .
Opportunities Expand for US Aquaculture
NOAA published a final rule implementing our nation’s first regional regulatory program for offshore aquaculture in federal waters. Read More . . .
New Aquaculture Strategic Plan
The NOAA Fisheries Office of Aquaculture recently published its FY2016-2020 Fisheries Marine Aquaculture Strategic Plan. Read More . . .
Longline Aquaculture Workshop Summary
July 11: In September 2015, 44 experts in aquaculture, commercial fishing gear technology, marine sciences, and protected species met to discuss longline aquaculture gear. Read More . . .
From farm to your table
You may have heard of “Farm to Table” in terms of vegetables, but there’s a similar concept in shellfish aquaculture. Oyster farms deliver fresh, healthy, protein-packed oysters to your table, and the popularity of their products is growing. Read More . . .
|NOAA Fisheries Releases its Marine Aquaculture Strategic Plan|
|Fish Story by the Aquarium of the Pacific|
|NOAA Expands Opportunities for U.S. Aquaculture|
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