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Global Study Sheds Light on the Valuable Benefits of Shellfish and Seaweed Aquaculture

Is it possible to eat our way to cleaner water and more fish? A new global study shows that shellfish and seaweed aquaculture provide valuable benefits to people and ocean ecosystems.
February 10, 2022 - Feature Story ,

James E. Hanks, Advocate for Aquaculture Research and Mentorship

In celebration of our 150th anniversary, we are highlighting people who helped build the foundation of fisheries and marine science. Meet James Hanks, a friend to students, a research advocate, and laboratory builder and director, 1962–1985.
November 16, 2021 - Feature Story ,
 A color image. Headshot of an older man with thinning gray hair wearing glasses, an open-necked shirt, and a dark blazer.

Alaska Aquaculture Permitting Portal and Guidance Document Now Available

These new tools guide applicants through the aquatic farm leasing and permitting process in Alaska.
November 08, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Oysters in Alaska. Credit: Alaska Department of Natural Resources Oysters in Alaska. Credit: Alaska Department of Natural Resources

6 Cool Northeast Aquaculture Science Collaborations to Follow

Six aquaculture collaborations and partnerships helping to solve tomorrow’s aquaculture challenges like disease, ocean acidification, and climate change.
November 05, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Collage of six photos. Three photos are of oysters, mussels, and sugar kelp being farmed. Three photos are of oysters, mussels, and kelp served as seafood. “Six Cool Northeast Aquaculture Science Collaborations to Follow”

5 Things to Know About Aquafeeds

Sustainable aquafeeds provide a balanced mix of essential nutrients that farmed and wild fish need to thrive.
November 02, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Hands holding commercial aquaculture fish feed (aquafeed) pellets. Sustainable aquafeeds can help fish farmers meet the growing global demand for seafood, while reducing their environmental footprint. Credit: Getty Images.

Aquaculture Grower Profiles

Marine aquaculture is an important industry with economic, environmental, and social benefits. In the U.S. farming of fish, shellfish, and seaweeds is providing sustainable seafood and helping build resilience in a changing environment.
November 01, 2021 - Feature Story ,
On a foggy day at low tide, oyster bags are above the water's surface as a Hog Island boat passes by.

Celebrating Oysters: Oyster Week 2021

It's Oyster Week! We're honoring one of our favorite shellfish November 1-5 with special features.
November 01, 2021 - Feature Story ,
A closeup of hands wearing blue gloves holding a cluster of oysters Scientists monitor a reef with healthy oysters as part of a restoration effort. Photo: Oyster Recovery Partnership