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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.

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  • #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 . . .