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  • 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.