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.
Fishermen Get Involved in Aquaculture
Nov. 5: Aquaculture offers opportunities for commercial fishermen to bring more seafood - and income - to shore. Read More . . .
10 Myths about Marine Aquaculture
This article dispels some misperceptions and reinforces that farmed seafood is an important and cost-effective component of a healthy diet. Read More . . .
Feeds of the Future
Nov 5: Learn how researchers from NOAA Fisheries and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are developing sustainable feeds for aquaculture. Read More . . .
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 . . .
Restoring Native Olympia Oysters
Native oyster restoration efforts in the Puget Sound are moving forward thanks to the Washington Shellfish Initiative. Read More . . .
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- Oysters Boom as Raw Bars Drive Demand for Variety
- FAO higlights importance of aquaculture to global food security
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- NOAA Issues 2014 SBIR Request for Proposals
- NOAA Issues 5-Year Research Development Plan
- Request for Applications - FY'13 Competitive S-K Grants
- National Ocean Council 'Marine Planning Handbook' Now Available
- 2013 U.S. - Japan Natural Resources Aquaculture Panel Call for Abstracts