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International Collaboration


The Aquaculture Office collaborates with international partners on a broad range of activities related to research, technology development, and management of marine aquaculture.  International cooperation is essential for NOAA to meet many of its goals to advance marine aquaculture in the U.S.  Working with other nations in areas of mutual interest allows NOAA to leverage the expertise, research advancements, and regulatory approaches of its international partners.



























Benefits of International Cooperation

Our international work on marine aquaculture research and management is focused on achieving four goals:

International collaboration can take many forms such as supporting exchanges with international researchers, developing regional aquaculture management agreements, and providing trade and industry services.   Such collaboration can help achieve our international goals through

Key Partnerships

The Aquaculture Office works on a variety of international treaty obligations, bilateral/trilateral arrangements, and through a variety of international organizations.  Some of the most important and/or emerging partnerships include the following: