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.
Global Review of Coastal Ocean Aquaculture
NOAA report shows that marine fish farming can be accomplished in harmony with the coastal ocean environment as long as proper planning and safeguards are in place. 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 . . .
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 . . .
- Disaster assistance approved for Apalachicola Bay
- Ocean acidification kills millions of scallops in Georgia Straight
- Domestic aquaculture a new priority for seafood industry
- FAO wants urgent support for small-scale fishers
- Loss leaders on the half shell
- New coalition to push for aquaculture
- Global fisheries and aquaculture set new record in 2013
- 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
- NOAA Issues 2014 SBIR Request for Proposals
- NOAA Issues 5-Year Research Development Plan