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.
Video: Chesapeake Oyster Farming
Watch our new video and meet Johnny Shockley, a Chesapeake Oyster farmer. Read More . . .
NOAA Scientist Ranked with World's Top
Gary Wikfors of NOAA’s Milford Lab is the twelfth most productive oyster researcher in the world. Read More . . .
Shellfish Aquaculture - Ask Us Anything!
Did you know that shellfish aquaculture could help our bays and estuaries? NOAA scientists Julie Rose and Suzanne Bricker took to Reddit to answer questions. Read More . . .
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 . . .
- NOAA Expands Opportunities for U.S. Aquaculture
- Aquaculture growing in North Carolina
- What to feed fish
- The serious threat of ocean acidification
- Chesapeake Bay aquaculture: opportunities & challenges
- Seaweed: the next big thing?
- MD builds largest man-made oyster reef
- National Aquaculture Association to Host Two Webinars for Aquaculture Producers
- Contract Opportunity with Canada DFO- Comparison of U.S.-Canada Net-Pen Regulations
- Office of Aquaculture Seeks Comments on Draft Marine Aquaculture Strategic Plan
- Soy Aquaculture Alliance Request for Research Proposals