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  • NOAA Expands Opportunities for U.S. Aquaculture

    NOAA Expands Opportunities for U.S. Aquaculture

    Jan 11: NOAA published a final rule implementing our nation’s first regional regulatory program for offshore aquaculture in federal waters, expanding opportunities for U.S. aquaculture and opening the door for U.S. seafood farming in the open ocean.

  • Aquaculture Moves Offshore and Into the Future

    Aquaculture Moves Offshore and Into the Future

    Jan 11: An interview with Dr. Michael Rubino, director of the NOAA Fisheries Office of Aquaculture

  • Video: Restoring Native Shellfish

    Video: Restoring Native Shellfish

    Oct 30: The Olympia oyster is the only oyster species native to the Pacific Northwest coast of the U.S. Populations are down and habitat is depleted for these oysters. A new native shellfish hatchery has come online to help recover their populations.

  • Join Us for a Reddit AUA on Shellfish Aquaculture

    Join Us for a Reddit AUA on Shellfish Aquaculture

    Oct 14: Did you know that shellfish aquaculture could help our bays and estuaries? Find out how and ask NOAA scientists Julie Rose and Suzanne Bricker questions about the hidden powers of shellfish 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. EST on Monday, October 19th. 

  • Video: Meet a Chesapeake Oyster Farmer

    Video: Meet a Chesapeake Oyster Farmer

    Sep 25: Watch our video and meet Johnny Shockley, a Chesapeake oyster farmer.

  • NOAA Aquaculture Research Interactive Map

    NOAA Aquaculture Research Interactive Map

    Sept 24: Our new interactive map depicts a comprehensive selection of aquaculture research projects carried out by NOAA scientists around the country. See how our research covers the breadth of aquaculture.

  • Help from Kelp

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

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