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.
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 . . .
Happy National Oyster Day!
Happy National Oyster Day! Learn more about oysters, dig into NOAA's oyster research, or just appreciate these mouth-watering mollusks! Read More . . .
Species in the Spotlight: White Abalone
Learn about white abalone and how aquaculture and enhancement programs could save this endangered species. Read More . . .
NOAA Juvenile Fish Feeder Wins Award
A newly patented fish feeder from NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science Center wins the Outstanding Technology Development award. Read More . . .
Marine Aquaculture & Resilience
Marine aquaculture builds resilient coastal communities. Check out the new infographic developed by the National Ocean Service. Read More . . .
- Maine seaweed industry on the rise
- Two bills to be introduced in NJ to support aquaculture
- Aquaculture center in WI supports a growing industry
- MD Senator Cardin hosts aquaculture roundtable
- Maryland oyster farmers seek improved permitting process
- NOAA researchers develop techniques for sablefish
- NOAA funds oyster pathogen research
- Soy Aquaculture Alliance Request for Research Proposals
- 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