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Restorative Aquaculture for Hawaiian Kūmū

Oceanic Institute is developing technology to raise a Hawaiian goatfish species in captivity to try to help declining wild populations.
October 26, 2023 - Feature Story ,
One white goatgish and three red kumu fish swimming. Kūmū, or Hawaiian whitesaddle goatfish, at Kure Atoll in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Credit: NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries/James Watt

Requesting Information from the Public on Aquaculture Opportunity Areas in Alaska

NOAA invites public comment on the identification of study areas, data, and analyses relevant to identifying AOAs in Alaska state waters. Comments are due by December 18, 2023.
October 19, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Prince William Sound shellfish farm aerial view, boat with lines in the water. Prince William Sound shellfish farm. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Climate Readiness: the Future of U.S. Fisheries

Supporting healthy, sustainable seafood and a robust seafood industry is a major priority for NOAA Fisheries. Hear from NOAA Fisheries leadership and members of the seafood community about climate readiness and plans for responding to a changing climate.
October 19, 2023 - Podcast ,
Monitoring work at Salty Lady Seafood farm. Credit: NOAA Fisheries. Monitoring work at Salty Lady Seafood farm. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

Eighteen Barges, for 18 Acres … of Louisiana Oysters

A new reef taking shape in Lake Calcasieu offers new habitat for oysters and fish, and commercial and recreational harvesting for oyster lovers.
October 17, 2023 - Feature Story ,
a women in a blue shirt, gloves, and sunglasses measures an oyster Oysters thrive in the warm, nutrient-rich waters of Lake Calcasieu (Photo: NOAA)

Celebrating Oysters During Oyster Week

It's Oyster Week! We're celebrating by honoring one of our favorite shellfish October 16-20 with special features.
October 16, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A clump of several oysters all growing vertically A clump of healthy oysters was pulled from a restored oyster reef in Harris Creek, Maryland, as part of monitoring work. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office.

Celebrate National Seafood Month

The United States is recognized as a global leader in sustainable seafood for both wild-caught and farmed species. Join us for National Seafood Month 2023 and savor delicious seafood along the way.
October 02, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Mandala of seafood including fish, lobsters, oysters

National Seafood Month 2023: Celebrating Past Successes, Preparing for Future Challenges

NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator Janet Coit reflects on the importance of supporting a resilient seafood sector in the United States.
October 02, 2023 - Leadership Message ,
A seafood spread of oysters, tuna, and ceviche tacos Plates of tuna crudo, halibut ceviche tacos, and eastern oysters. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Brianna Shaughnessy.

NOAA Fisheries Releases its 2023 Alaska Aquaculture Accomplishments Report

The NOAA Alaska Regional Office and the Alaska Fisheries Science Center continue to coordinate efforts to support the growing Alaska aquaculture industry.
September 29, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Jonny Antoni and Kaitlyn Tolin of Sea Quester sugar kelp farm outside of Juneau, Alaska. Jonny Antoni and Kaitlyn Tolin of Sea Quester sugar kelp farm outside of Juneau, Alaska. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Seaweed: The Miracle Macroalgae with Major Economic and Environmental Value

Discover the versatility of seaweed and the contributions of seaweed farming—or seaweed aquaculture—to working waterfronts and environmental sustainability.
September 27, 2023 - Podcast ,
Two aquaculture workers pull a line of kelp out of the water and into their boat, on Seagrove Kelp Co's farm site. Buoy markers are present on the water's surface. Sustainably grown, organic Alaskan kelp is harvested at the Seagrove Kelp Co. farm in Doyle Bay. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jordan Hollarsmith