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.
Aquaculture Photo Contest Winners
Check out the winners of the first Aquaculture Photo Contest. Thanks to everyone who participated! Read More . . .
Help from Kelp
NOAA and partners are studying the potential for seaweed farms to help us fight ocean acidfiication. Read More . . .
NOAA Aquaculture Research Map
Check out our new interactive map depicting a comprehensive selection of aquaculture research projects carried out by NOAA scientists around the country. Read More . . .
Video: Chesapeake Oyster Farming
Watch our new video and meet Johnny Shockley, a Chesapeake Oyster farmer. Read More . . .
Draft Marine Aquaculture Strategic Plan
The Office of Aquaculture seeks public input on the Draft Strategic Plan for Marine Aquaculture. Read More . . .
- Chesapeake Bay aquaculture: opportunities & challenges
- Seaweed: the next big thing?
- MD builds largest man-made oyster reef
- Gulf oyster restoration project spawns successful farm
- VIDEO: Saving Seafood video on sustainable aquaculture
- New fish farm to help seafood industry
- Grand Isle Sea Grant oyster hatchery ups production in Gulf
- Office of Aquaculture Seeks Comments on Draft Marine Aquaculture Strategic Plan
- Soy Aquaculture Alliance Request for Research Proposals
- Remote Fish Detection Prize Competition
- Marine Fisheries Advisory Council (MAFAC) Nominations
- NOAA Releases Two New Grant Opportunities for Resilience