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.
New Aquaculture Task Force
The Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC) & NOAA Fisheries announce the formation of a new Task Force to support work on aquaculture. Read More . . .
NOAA Administrator Talks Aquaculture
NOAA Administrator Dr. Kathryn Sullivan's keynote at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in New Orleans highlighted aquaculture's role in seafood sustainability for resiliency. Read More . . .
Film on Alaska King Crab Release Project
A film on the red king crab release project led by NOAA and partners was a winner at the Alaska Ocean Observing System film contest. Read More . . .
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 . . .
- New Gulf oyster hatchery opens in Louisiana
- Geoduck farming takes off in Northwest
- Oysters bring life to Chesapeake Bay
- Local aquaculturist jazzes up DE's Cape
- Fish farming comes to San Diego
- Support for California offshore aquaculture
- Aquaculture will help feed the future
- 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
- NOAA Sea Grant Announces 2015 Aquaculture Extension & Technology Transfer Competition
- Graduate Fellowships in Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture