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.
#AquaScience Chat Recap
Read a recap of our recent chat on Twitter with NOAA Aquaculture Science Coordinator Dr. Mike Rust. Read More . . .
Farming Seafood for the Planet
Check out the Aquarium of the Pacific's video on ocean aquaculture, made for NOAA's Science on a Sphere. Read More . . .
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 . . .
- 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
- Oyster aquaculture booming in Maryland
- New England embraces shellfish farming
- 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