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Office of Aquaculture Priorities

The Office of Aquaculture focuses on several distinct priority areas including regulation and policy, science and research, outreach and education, and international activities. NOAA's aquaculture work is supported by mandates including aquaculture policies, Administration priorities, and legislative mandates that charge NOAA with ensuring that U.S. marine aquaculture develops sustainably, in concert with healthy, productive, and resilient coastal ecosystems. This page examines those priority areas and outlines NOAA's work in each area.