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.
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 . . .
Aquaculture breeds hope for white abalone
Aug 27: Scientists use aquaculture techniques to restore populations of endangered white abalone Read More . . .
New Video—Exploring U.S. Aquaculture
Sept 20: Why is domestic aquaculture so important? Watch this video to find out. 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 . . .
- Why eat fish? Mild iodine deficiency lowers kids' IQs
- Hawaii approves first shellfish farm permit in 26 years
- World's fish move to cooler waters
- Agencies aim to restore bay's depleted oysters, a creek at a time
- Study: Working waterfronts are major contributor to economy
- Restoration news from the Puget Sound Restoration Fund
- Op-Ed: Aquaculture is Agriculture, Exports and Jobs
- PUBLIC COMMENT REQUESTED: Northeast Regional Ocean Planning Goals
- Report: Fostering Shellfish Aquaculture Production in Maryland and Other States
- PUBLIC COMMENT REQUESTED: NOAA 5-Year R and D Plan
- Registration open for Techniques in Aquaculture Course
- Map of Sea Grant State Program Funding Opportunities links