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Congratulations to the 2015 Aquaculture Photo Contest Winners!

NOAA's first-ever Aquaculture Photo Contest recognizes photographers who have captured images of aquaculture and the people, science and technology behind it. The contest was open to the public, and photographers submitted images to one of the four categories below. Judges consisted of aquaculture, communications and photography experts. Click on a category below to see the winners and finalists. Thank you to everyone for participating!

Aquaculture in Action | Farming, Science & Technology | Aquaculture & the Environment | International

International: Photography Gear
Submissions fit into any other category and were taken internationally.


First Place
Divers around the open-ocean aquaculture cage at the Cape Eleuthera Institiute.
Credit: Kelly Martin
Cape Eleuthera, The Bahamas



Third Place
Sun drying of seaweed.
Credit: Michael Tahalea
Wael Village, Indonesia


*We did not receive enough submissions to warrant a contest in the iMoment format.

Second Place
Royal Bream raised in a floating net.
Credit: Giles Lemarchand
Marseille, France