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.
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 . . .
Aquaculture in the Caribbean
NOAA and partners release Best Management Practices for fish farming and healthy ecosystems in the U.S. Caribbean. Read More . . .
- First offshore shellfish farm permitted in U.S. waters
- Ocean acidification threatens fisheries
- Deepwater pens to be tested off Hawaii
- Software helps fight sea lice
- Virginia records best oyster harvest in over 25 years
- Farming vegetables from the sea
- The National Aquarium announces new Sustainable Seafood Program
- 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