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  • Help from Kelp - Sept 23: In the Pacific Northwest, NOAA scientists and partners are studying the potential for seaweed farms to help us fight ocean acidification by removing carbon dioxide from the ocean. The work is part of a project led by Puget Sound Restoration.
  • Announcing Aquaculture Photo Contest Winners - Sept 23: Check out the winners of the first Aquaculture Photo Contest. Thanks to everyone who participated!
  • NOAA Awards Small Business Grants for Aquaculture - Sept 23: NOAA's Technology Partnership Office awards grants for commercial seaweed farming, breeding ocean acidification-resistant abalone, and developing genetic techniques for farmed mussels.
  • Streamlining Hawaiian Fishpond Restoration - Sept 22: NOAA worked with federal and state agencies and local restoration groups to streamline the permitting process for restoring native Hawaiian fishponds.
  • NOAA Fisheries Celebrates Aquaculture Week - Sept 21: This week we’re commemorating the 35th Anniversary of the National Aquaculture Act and highlighting some of the great things happening in U.S. aquaculture.
  • Explore U.S. Aquaculture Production - Sept 21: U.S. marine aquaculture is growing 8% per year. Check out our infographic with the most recent U.S. production statistics.
  • NOAA's Contributions to Aquaculture Highlighted - Nov 25: NOAA experts have made tremendous contributions in the aquaculture field. These contributions are in the spotlight again this month with the publication of an aquaculture-focused November issue of Fisheries magazine.
  • Read #AquaScience Chat Recap with Dr. Mike Rust - Oct 15: Read a recap of our recent chat on twitter with NOAA Aquaculture Science Coordinator Dr. Mike Rust.
  • Growing Mussels in the Open Ocean - Oct 14: The first shellfish aquaculture project permitted in federal waters off the U.S. east coast is expected to begin operating next spring. Scientists and fishermen are working to grow blue mussels within a 30-acre area in Nantucket Sound.
  • NOAA Seeks Comment on Proposed Aquaculture Rule - Aug 28: NOAA Fisheries announces a proposed rule for regulating offshore marine aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico. This proposed rule marks the first time a regional fishery management council has approved a comprehensive regulatory program for aquaculture in federal waters.
  • Probiotics on the Shellfish Farm - Jun 23: NOAA Fisheries scientists are developing a new, environmentally friendly technology to increase yields at oyster hatcheries.
  • New Plan Released for Federal Aquaculture Research - Jun 17: The White Houses' Office of Science and Technology Policy has released its National Strategic Plan for Federal Aquaculture Research which includes a clear role for NOAA in advancing aquaculture research.
  • Marine Aquaculture: A Promising Future - Nov 7: Marine aquaculture creates new opportunities for commercial fishermen who are beginning to look to aquaculture as a complement to their fishing activities.
  • Feeds of the Future - Nov 5: Learn how researchers from NOAA Fisheries and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are developing plant-based feeds with the right balance of proteins to replace fishmeal in aquaculture operations.
  • 10 Myths about Marine Aquaculture - Nov 5: Do you know aquaculture fact from fiction? We dispel some common myths about marine aquaculture.
  • Get to Know Your Seafood From Ocean to Plate - Oct 29: Get to know your seafood from ocean to plate. Our video explores the journey your seafood makes to get to your plate.
  • New Video—Exploring U.S. Aquaculture - Sept 20: What's aquaculture like in the United States? Watch this video to find out.
  • Scientists Develop Alternative Aquaculture Feeds - Sept 20: Researchers from NOAA and the US Department of Agriculture have been working on sustainable ingredients for fish feed. A report released this month, The Future of Aquafeeds, details their progress.
  • Aquaculture Techniques Help Conserve White Abalone - Aug 27: A captive breeding program for endangered white abalone uses aquaculture techniques to establish a self-sustaining white abalone population in the wild.
  • Marine Aquaculture Critical to Seafood Supply - Aug 21: Fostering the development of marine aquaculture helps to supply safe seafood for people, support domestic wild fisheries, preserve and rebuild threatened and endangered species, and restore marine habitat.
  • New Technology Helps Predict Harmful Algal Blooms - Aug 8: NOAA scientists use advanced technology to predict harmful algal blooms and provide warnings to aquaculture and other businesses.
  • Gloucester Mussel Farming Project Underway - Aug 6: NOAA Fisheries provided a grant earlier this year to support a mussel farm in federal waters off the coast of Massachusetts to engage local fishermen in aquaculture.
  • New Initiative to Support Puget Sound Shellfish - Dec 9: Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire today unveiled the Washington Shellfish Initiative, a collaborative effort to restore and expand Washington’s shellfish resources and promote clean-water commerce and jobs.
  • Meet Bill Dewey, Shellfish Farmer - Dec 8: This month, as part of NOAA’s Voices from the Waterfront series, we feature Bill Dewey of Taylor Shellfish Farms in Shelton, Washington.Take a look at the unique role aquaculture plays in the local culture and economy.