We collaborate with international partners on a broad range of activities related to research, technology development, and management of marine aquaculture. International cooperation is essential for NOAA to meet many of its goals to advance marine aquaculture in the United States. Working with other nations in areas of mutual interest allows NOAA to leverage the expertise, research advancements, and regulatory approaches of its international partners.
Our international work on marine aquaculture research and management is focused on achieving four goals:
International collaboration can take many forms, such as supporting exchanges with international researchers, developing regional aquaculture management agreements, and providing trade and industry services. Such collaboration can help achieve our international goals through:
The Office of Aquaculture works on a variety of international treaty obligations and bilateral/trilateral arrangements and through a variety of international organizations. Key partnerships include:
NOAA Fisheries regularly holds consultations with many countries and fishing entities to exchange views and enlist support for U.S. aquaculture, fisheries trade, and management initiatives. The U.S. government currently has bilateral agreements with: