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Nutrient Approval Is Victory for U.S. Fish Farmers and Seafood Lovers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved an ingredient for fish feed that provides fish farmers with more options and reduces our nation's reliance on feed made of other fish. The ingredient is called taurine (pronounced TAR-een).
February 09, 2017 - Feature Story ,

Offshore Aquaculture and the Future of Sustainable Seafood

An interview with Dr. Michael Rubino, director of the NOAA Fisheries Office of Aquaculture
January 11, 2016 - Feature Story ,
divers around the open-ocean aquaculture cage at the Cape Eleuthera Institute at Cape Eleuthera in the Bahamas.

Northeast Looking to Grow Aquaculture Industry, Brings Together NMFS Offices for Guidance

As of the worldwide demand for seafood grows and wild stocks already being heavily fished there’s an increased interest in aquaculture. With the dynamic of the industry shifting, NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement (OLE) has detailed Assistant Special Ag
December 03, 2015 - Feature Story ,

Shucking the Limitations of Hawai‘i's Aquaculture Industry with Oysters

Kualoa Ranch's Moli`i fishpond is the first farm to sell certified grown-to-maturity oysters in Hawai`i in nearly three decades.
October 19, 2015 - Feature Story ,
Oyster baskets float in the Moli'i fishpond with the a lush green mountainside in the background.

Seaweed in the Spotlight

NOAA scientists and partners investigate seaweed farming to mitigate ocean acidification.
October 03, 2015 - Feature Story ,

What Did Scientists See During the Eastern Bering Sea Canyon Survey?

The Eastern Bering Sea Canyon Survey.
June 30, 2015 - Feature Story ,
Group of beluga whales swimming in the ocean

Probiotics on the Shellfish Farm

NOAA Fisheries scientists develop a new, environmentally friendly technology to increase yields at oyster hatcheries.
June 23, 2014 - Feature Story ,

Feeds of the Future

To ensure a sustainable future for aquaculture, scientists are developing alternative aquaculture feeds that use few or no ingredients from wild caught fish.
November 04, 2013 - Podcast ,