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.
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 Aquaculture Task Force
The Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC) & NOAA Fisheries announce the formation of a new Task Force to support work on aquaculture. Read More . . .
NOAA Administrator Talks Aquaculture
NOAA Administrator Dr. Kathryn Sullivan's keynote at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in New Orleans highlighted aquaculture's role in seafood sustainability for resiliency. Read More . . .
- Iowa-based aquaculture center bridges research and industry
- NOAA Administrator's keynote highlights aquaculture's importance
- Abalone restoration making progress
- Mississippi Governor's oyster restoration council looks to aquaculture
- New Farm Bill language benefits aquaculture industry
- Former Virginia attorney general turns oyster farmer
- Research partnership develops better feeds
- NOAA Sea Grant Announces 2015 Aquaculture Extension & Technology Transfer Competition
- 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