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Join NOAA Fisheries and Our Partners to Celebrate Aquaculture Week

NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator Janet Coit provides her perspective on advancing sustainable aquaculture in the U.S.
September 27, 2021 - Leadership Message ,
Oysters A researcher travels to deploy underwater video cameras to assess the ecological role and potential habitat benefits of a shellfish farm in Washington State.

Celebrate Aquaculture Week 2021

Join us for Aquaculture Week 2021. Marine aquaculture is vital for supporting our nation’s seafood production, year-round jobs, rebuilding protected species and habitats, and enhancing coastal resilience.
September 27, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Man holding mussels in hand Fishmonger holds fresh aquacultured mussels at Ivy City Fish Market in DC. Credit NOAA Fisheries.

Eyes Underwater: Complementary Tools Can Determine How Fish Use Oyster Aquaculture Gear

Scientists document the underwater world of shellfish farms using video and environmental DNA.
September 27, 2021 - Feature Story ,
A group of small fish are visible through somewhat turbid water above the top of a metal oyster cage.

New Report Highlights Alaska Aquaculture Priorities and Accomplishments

Projects and actions aim to support the growing Alaska aquaculture industry.
September 10, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Harvesting Kelp in Alaska. Credit: Seagrove Kelp Co. Harvesting Kelp in Alaska. Credit: Seagrove Kelp Co.

Summer Scholars Help Expand Aquaculture Accessibility

Projects completed by the Office of Aquaculture summer interns are helping inform stakeholders of advancements in aquaculture research and policy.
August 24, 2021 - Feature Story
Wearing gloves and a labcoat, Rose Leeger conducts water changes in the Milford Laboratory using a tube and a pitcher of water. Rose Leeger in the NOAA Fisheries Milford Laboratory conducting water changes. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

An Irish Oyster Farmer and a CEO of an Aquaculture Research Company Discuss the Future of Probiotics

Industry stakeholders offer unique perspectives on the benefits of a NOAA developed oyster probiotic OY15 and the impact it could have on oyster hatcheries worldwide.
August 13, 2021 - Feature Story ,
A Milford Lab researcher's latex-gloved hand pulls one OY15 vial from a plastic container full. The container sits on a layer of ice in a freezer. The freeze-dried formulation of OY15. Courtesy of Rose Leeger.

Oyster Ninja Introduces New Audiences­­ to Shellfish

Meet the podcaster bringing fun facts—and freshly shucked oysters—to his listeners.
July 30, 2021 - Feature Story ,
The Oyster Ninja, Gardner Douglas, carefully trims a raw oyster from its shell. Photo credit: Gardner Douglas. The Oyster Ninja, Gardner Douglas, carefully trims a raw oyster from its shell. Photo credit: Jay Flemming

Congressional Briefing Highlights Aquaculture’s Ability to Build Climate Resilience

The briefing informed Congressional members and stakeholders of the various ways that marine aquaculture can aid climate resilience and U.S. food production.
July 28, 2021 - Feature Story ,
An aquaculture worker on a boat pulls long dropper ropes of sea kelp from the water. Zero-input crops such as sea kelp (shown) can provide ecosystem services. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.