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NOAA Fisheries Releases New State of Alaska Aquaculture Report

The State of Alaska Aquaculture report is a first-of-its-kind overview of the aquaculture industry in Alaska, revealing the state’s opportunities and challenges to date.
February 23, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Oysters being farmed by Alaska Shellfish Farms in Kachemak Bay, Alaska. Oysters being farmed by Alaska Shellfish Farms in Kachemak Bay, Alaska. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

NOAA Funding Supports Chesapeake Bay Watershed Environmental Education

NOAA is recommending nearly $2.62 million for NOAA Chesapeake Bay-Watershed Education and Training projects that support student learning, teacher training, and more.
July 11, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Two women lean over to examine how one of the women is holding a yardstick in a stream as other people look on. Credit: Virginia Commonwealth University. Professional development experiences funded by Chesapeake B-WET give educators the tools they need to help their students become environmentally literate. Photo: Virginia Commonwealth University.

Science to Support Sustainable Shellfish and Seaweed Aquaculture Development in Alaska State Waters

NOAA Fisheries releases new strategic research plan for shellfish and seaweed aquaculture in Alaska.
August 11, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Kelp underwater

Fall in Love with New Seafood for Seafood Month

Take a chance and meet some new flavors.
February 17, 2022 - Feature Story ,
A table with a variety of fish and shellfish dishes Fish and shellfish dishes. Credit: iStock

Seriously Useful Seafood Tips: Shellfish and Other Farmed Seafood

Farmed seafood is vital to our nation’s food production and security. For some, it can be intimidating to cook farmed seafood. We asked eight of our region’s stakeholders and industry partners to share their best tips to empower home cooks.
December 15, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Northeast Fisheries Science Center shellfish and farmed seafood stakeholders and industry partners graphic

Aquaculture Grower Profiles

Marine aquaculture is an important industry. In many fishing and coastal communities, aquaculture creates year-round jobs that support resilient working waterfronts and economic development.
October 23, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Two employees use rakes to clean algae off of oyster bags. Farmers cleaning oyster bags. Clean bags allow more water to get through for the shellfish to filter feed.

Insight From Sports Medicine Leads To Discovery About Mussels In An Acidifying Ocean

Feeding rates of blue mussels slow down under ocean acidification conditions, and the cause may be the slowing beat of gill cilia, similar to a known response in human lung cells.
September 22, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Three women taking samples of mussels held in a specialized metal rack used for in-water experiments Postdoctoral researcher Susanne Vogeler (front left), Lucie-Liane Duchesne (back left) and Microbiologist Diane Kapareiko (right) study mussel feeding rates in the field. Photo: NOAA Fisheries