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.
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 . . .
#AquaScience Chat Recap
Read a recap of our recent chat on Twitter with NOAA Aquaculture Science Coordinator Dr. Mike Rust. Read More . . .
Farming Seafood for the Planet
Check out the Aquarium of the Pacific's video on ocean aquaculture, made for NOAA's Science on a Sphere. Read More . . .
U.S. Marine Aquaculture Steadily Growing
The NOAA Fisheries annual summary report on recreational and commercial fishing landings shows steady growth for U.S. marine aquaculture. Read More . . .
- Global Salmon Initiative releases first progress report
- 3 UK oyster farms enter Aquaculture Stewardship Council assessment
- 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
- Nominations Sought for Two New Task Forces of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee
- 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