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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

  • Where Do Our Favorite Seafoods Come From?

    Sept 13: Learn about the range of technologies that bring you your favorite seafoods. Read More . . .

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    The Office of Aquaculture is in the process of developing a series of FAQs to provide information on advances in marine aquaculture and answer pressing questions. Read More . . .

  • Meet Bill Dewey - Shellfish Farmer

    Meet Bill Dewey of Taylor Shellfish Farms in Shelton, Washington and take a look at the unique role that aquaculture plays in the local culture and economy. Read More . . .

  • 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 . . .