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Celebrating Oysters: Oyster Week 2022

It's Oyster Week! We're honoring one of our favorite shellfish October 17-21 with special features.
October 17, 2022 - Feature Story ,
A closeup of hands wearing blue gloves holding a cluster of oysters Scientists monitor a reef with healthy oysters as part of a restoration effort. Photo: Oyster Recovery Partnership

Sustainable Pacific Oyster Farming

Pacific oysters are a smart seafood choice because they are sustainably grown and harvested under state and federal regulations.
October 03, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Pacific oysters on the half shell at Kodiak Ocean Bounty. Credit: Erik Obrien. Pacific oysters on the half shell at Kodiak Ocean Bounty. Credit: Erik Obrien.

NOAA Fisheries Releases FY22 Alaska Aquaculture Accomplishments Report

Alaska Regional Office and Alaska Fisheries Science Center continue coordinated efforts to prioritize projects and actions to support the growing Alaska aquaculture industry.
September 26, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Monitoring work at Salty Lady Seafood farm. Credit: NOAA Fisheries. Monitoring work at Salty Lady Seafood farm. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

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

Alaska Aquaculture Permitting Portal and Guidance Document Now Available

These new tools guide applicants through the aquatic farm leasing and permitting process in Alaska.
November 08, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Oysters in Alaska. Credit: Alaska Department of Natural Resources Oysters in Alaska. Credit: Alaska Department of Natural Resources

The Milford Method: NOAA Fisheries’ Role in Shellfish Aquaculture

In celebration of our 150th anniversary, we are highlighting people and activities that helped build our foundations. From a small lab on the shore of Long Island Sound, a mighty aquaculture revolution began.
October 29, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Oysters in orange basket.

Tide to Table Profiles: Hump Island Oyster Company

Hump Island Oyster Company is a shellfish and kelp grower based in Ketchikan, Alaska.
October 29, 2021 - Feature Story ,
A hand holding a raw Hump Island Oyster in the shell. A raw Hump Island oyster. Credit: Hump Island Oyster Company.