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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.

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Welcome to the Office of Aquaculture

  • Aquaculture Highlights from 2014

    The Office of Aquaculture's Director, Dr. Michael Rubino, discusses some 2014 aquaculture highlights. Read More . . .

  • New Guide for Shellfish Growers

    Check out the new guide released by the Interagency Working Group on Aquaculture to help shellfish growers navigate the permit process Read More . . .

  • New Aquaculture Task Force

    The Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC) & NOAA Fisheries announce the formation of a new Task Force to support work on aquaculture. Read More . . .

  • NOAA Administrator Talks Aquaculture

    NOAA Administrator Dr. Kathryn Sullivan's keynote at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in New Orleans highlighted aquaculture's role in seafood sustainability for resiliency. Read More . . .

  • Film on Alaska King Crab Release Project

    A film on the red king crab release project led by NOAA and partners was a winner at the Alaska Ocean Observing System film contest. Read More . . .