Marine aquaculture enhances coastal resiliency, creates jobs, improves food security and human nutrition and is a valuable tool to help rebuild some protected species and habitats. Limits to wild fisheries, environmental changes, the nutritional benefits of seafood, and trends in global seafood markets underscore the need to increase U.S. marine aquaculture production.
We support cutting-edge science as well as federal policies and regulations to grow sustainable aquaculture in the United States and expand on the social, economic, and environmental benefits it generates.
Check out this story map to learn more about how farming in water could reshape the seafood industry.
The United States has a small and vibrant commercial marine aquaculture industry supported by world class research and technology.