Welcome to the NOAA Aquaculture Library where we provide information on U.S. aquaculture including links to NOAA documents, scientific publications, conference proceedings, and more. This page also features links to our newsletter and to the Director's Corner, a column written by Aquaculture Office Director Dr. Michael Rubino.
Constituent outreach is an important aspect of aquaculture education. The Office of Aquaculture produces a semi-monthly newsletter that features NOAA news, upcoming events, and available funding opportunities. For earlier editions, view the newsletter archives.
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As part of the NOAA Aquaculture Program newsletter, Dr. Michael Rubino shares his thoughts on recent events and other notable aquaculture happenings. The most recent 'Director's Corner' is below. For earlier entries, view the newsletter archives.
- February 2012 Director's Corner -- Dr. Rubino discussed the new website, the on-going National Shellfish Intiative, and two opportunities for public comment on federal government aquaculture activities.
- NOAA Aquaculture Policy (2011)
- Department of Commerce Aquaculture Policy (2011)
- NOAA Aquaculture Fact Sheet
- NOAA 10-Year Plan for Marine Aquaculture (2007)
- National Aquatic Animal Health Plan (2009)
- Offshore Aquaculture in the United States: Economic Considerations, Implications, & Opportunities
- Overcoming Technical Barriers to the Sustainable Development of Marine Aquaculture in the U.S.
- U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy Report to Congress
- Fisheries of the United States 2010
- The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2010
- NOAA Aquaculture Policy (1998)
- Dept of Commerce Aquaculture Policy (1999)
- Stock Enhancement Publications
- Shellfish Aquaculture Bibliography (Interactions with the Environment)
- Summary of 2008 National Symposium on Shellfish & the Environment
Advances in aquaculture science, technology, and management practices have grown as quickly as aquaculture's role in global seafood supply. Many of aquaculture's historic limitations -- like questions about feeds, diseases, and escapes -- have been addressed (in part) through NOAA's commitment to investing in innovation.
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