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Fact Sheet: Aquaculture Opportunity Areas

March 08, 2022

An Aquaculture Opportunity Area (AOA) is a small, defined geographic area that has been evaluated to determine its potential suitability for commercial aquaculture.

Aquaculture Opportunity Areas show high potential for commercial aquaculture. NOAA uses a science and community-based approach to assess potential AOAs.

Last updated by Office of Aquaculture on 03/08/2022