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.
Probiotics on the Shellfish Farm
NOAA Fisheries scientists are developing new, environmentally friendly technology to increase yields at oyster hatcheries. Read More . . .
Aquaculture in the Caribbean
NOAA and partners release Best Management Practices for fish farming and healthy ecosystems in the U.S. Caribbean. Read More . . .
October is National Seafood Month
Dig into our seafood story collection and learn more about NOAA's role in sustainable seafood, science and stewardship. Read More . . .
Growing Mussels in the Open Ocean
The first shellfish aquaculture project permitted in federal waters off the U.S. east coast is expected to begin operating next spring. Learn more about NOAA's role. Read More . . .
#AquaScience Chat on Twitter
What are you wondering about marine aquaculture? Ask NOAA Aquaculture Science Coordinator Dr. Mike Rust on Twitter next Thurs, Oct 23 from 2-3pm EST. Read More . . .
- Alternative feed research turns to algae
- Social sustainability of aquaculture in focus
- Chefs and grocers choosing farmed salmon
- Promoting oyster restoration through schools
- Rhode Island develops oyster aquaculture disease management plan
- First offshore shellfish farm permitted in U.S. waters
- Ocean acidification threatens fisheries
- NOAA Announces Saltonstall-Kennedy Grants
- NOAA Issues Request for 2015 SBIR Proposals
- NOAA Seeks Public Comment on the Proposed Rule for the Aquaculture Plan for Federal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico
- Nominations Sought for Open Positions on the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee