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.
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 . . .
Probiotics on the Shellfish Farm
NOAA Fisheries scientists are developing new, environmentally friendly technology to increase yields at oyster hatcheries. Read More . . .
- Farming vegetables from the sea
- The National Aquarium announces new Sustainable Seafood Program
- Oyster aquaculture bolsters North Florida fishing community
- White House OSTP releases National Plan for Federal for Aquaculture Research
- Atlantic salmon genome sequenced
- Chesapeake Bay oyster reef recovery ramps up
- Aquaculture can grow without major environmental toll
- Nominations Sought for Open Positions on the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee
- NOAA Seeks Comments on Additional Information to be Considered When Regulating Offshore Marine Aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico
- Funding Opportunity: NOAA Sea Grant Aquaculture Research Program
- Global Sustainability Summit: August 13-15, 2014; Boston, MA