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Oyster Bar 101

With oyster aquaculture production on the rise in many regions of the United States, more and more people are finding themselves at oyster bars. Also known as a raw bar, these establishments offer guests a variety of different types of oysters as well as the experience of eating in a more hands-on way. Whether you are looking to impress a date or just avoid spilling cocktail sauce on your shirt, here is some advice for oyster bar beginners.
August 03, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Oyster bar.

United States and Canada Collaborate On Aquaculture

Food-related industries are the backbones of the U.S. and Canadian economies. These industries increase food security and export opportunities and provide important rural jobs. Aquaculture is an expanding food-related industry in both nations and is the world’s fastest growing food production system....
August 03, 2018 - Feature Story ,

New Report Evaluating U.S. Shellfish Aquaculture Permitting Systems Now Available

New report reviews 22 federal, state, and local shellfish aquaculture permitting systems and makes recommendations to improve permitting efficiencies.
June 27, 2018 - News ,
Shellfish farmer on farm by Jay Fleming.jpg

U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program to Include Shrimp and Abalone by December 31

By December 31, 2018, it will be mandatory for foreign shrimp products to be accompanied by harvest and landing data for shrimp and abalone imports entering the U.S.
April 23, 2018 - Feature Story ,

U.S. Seafood Can Help Solve One of the World’s Greatest Challenges

Learn more about the vital role of farm-raised and wild-capture seafood in food security from Michael Rubino, Director of Aquaculture at NOAA Fisheries.
March 07, 2018 - Leadership Message ,
Man sorting Cedar Island oysters

Explore Top 5 Stories, Photos, and Videos of 2017

Discover our most popular stories, photos, and videos of the year.
December 11, 2017 - Feature Story ,
Survey diver record information on reef fish species

Grant Funds Available for Regional Aquaculture Pilot Projects

As part of our efforts to foster responsible aquaculture and seafood security in the US, NOAA Fisheries has provided $1.5 million to support aquaculture pilot projects through the nation’s Interstate Marine Fisheries Commissions. These competitive grants will be managed through the Atlantic, Gulf and...
December 01, 2017 - Feature Story ,

The NEFSC Milford Lab-South Korea Connection

Other international collaborators include researchers from Sweden, France
November 21, 2017 - Feature Story ,
Korean scientists with Milford's Gary Wikfors.

New Technology Examines Oyster Aquaculture Ecological Services

An important aspect of sustainable aquaculture is understanding the interaction between the local environment and an aquatic farm. The NOAA Fisheries Milford Laboratory is a global leader in aquaculture research and this year researchers are using cutting-edge technology to study the interactions between...
November 03, 2017 - Feature Story ,
GoPro camera attached to oyster cage.

Milford Lab Takes on Sugar Kelp Cultivation

Marine vegetables, anyone?
October 13, 2017 - Feature Story ,