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.
U.S. Marine Aquaculture Steadily Growing
The NOAA Fisheries annual summary report on recreational and commercial fishing landings shows steady growth for U.S. marine aquaculture. Read More . . .
Marine Aquaculture in Your Region
Explore a sampling of the NOAA aquaculture collaborations occurring across the United States. Read More . . .
NOAA Aquaculture Research Featured
NOAA scientists contributed feature articles in the aquaculture-themed November issue of Fisheries journal. Read More . . .
Aquaculture Highlights from 2014
The Office of Aquaculture's Director, Dr. Michael Rubino, discusses some 2014 aquaculture highlights. Read More . . .
New Guide for Shellfish Growers
Check out the new guide released by the Interagency Working Group on Aquaculture to help shellfish growers navigate the permit process Read More . . .
- New Farm Bill language benefits aquaculture industry
- Former Virginia attorney general turns oyster farmer
- Research partnership develops better feeds
- Aquaculture responds to the call
- Offshore mussel farms grow U.S. industry
- Changing public misconceptions about aquaculture
- Seaweed industry expands in Maine
- Graduate Fellowships in Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture
- Nominations Sought for Two New Task Forces of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee
- NOAA Announces Saltonstall-Kennedy Grants
- NOAA Issues Request for 2015 SBIR Proposals
- NOAA Seeks Public Comment on the Proposed Rule for the Aquaculture Plan for Federal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico