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Habitat Benefits from Shellfish and Seaweed Aquaculture

The growing aquaculture industry has exciting implications for Alaskan communities. Research shows aquatic farming provides many ecological benefits.
July 14, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Close up of kelp from Seagrove Kelp Co Seagrove Kelp Co. located in Doyle Bay, Alaska. Credit: Seagrove Kelp Co.

Digging Up Diversity Opportunities on Shellfish Farms

As a farm manager at Taylor Shellfish, Aisha Prohim draws on her agricultural background to raise seafood and increase diversity in the aquaculture industry.
June 28, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Aisha Prohim kneels to collect oysters from the mud at Taylor Shellfish. Farm manager Aisha Prohim wears hip waders while harvesting oysters at Taylor Shellfish in Washington. Photo courtesy of Aisha Prohim.

Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity FY2022

NOAA Fisheries is pleased to announce the 2022 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant competition is currently open. 
June 18, 2021 - Feature Story ,
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Hawaiian Fishponds: Providing Physical and Cultural Sustenance

A growing network of fishpond practitioners and organizations from across ka paeʻāina o Hawaiʻi (the Hawaiian archipelago) are restoring the region's traditional aquaculture ponds.
May 28, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Seven community members wide through shallow water to move and stack rocks for pond structure restoration. Community members come together to restore the walls of a traditional Hawaiian fishpond. Photo: Mark Holladay, courtesy of KUA.

Remembering Colin Nash, NOAA Fisheries Aquaculture Pioneer

Colin E. Nash, former NOAA Fisheries aquaculture scientist, died at age 83. 
May 24, 2021 - Feature Story ,
black and white portrait of a smiling man wearing a suit and tie Dr. Colin Nash

NOAA Fisheries Releases Key Reports: Status of Stocks 2020 and Fisheries of the United States 2019

Two new reports highlight the continued rebuilding and recovery of U.S. fisheries and the broad economic impact of commercial and recreational fisheries and aquaculture on the U.S. economy.
May 20, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Photo of tuna swimming with sun rays coming through Tuna swim in sunlight. Credit: iStock.

Paul Simon Galtsoff: Oyster Researcher and Woods Hole Lab Advocate

In celebration of our 150th anniversary, we are highlighting people who helped build the foundation of fisheries and marine science. Meet Paul S. Galtsoff, noted oyster researcher and skilled administrator who championed the Woods Hole Lab in tough times.
May 19, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Paul Galtsoff early in his career sitting at a desk in a lab in Russia Paul Galtsoff in a lab in Russia, likely between 1910 and 1913. Photo courtesy Gail Troussoff Marks

Nicole Naar: Building an Accessible Aquaculture Network

Boosting effective communication between different groups can benefit the entire aquaculture community.
April 21, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Nicole Naar standing on a tropical beach in Tanzania, with small fishing boats floating on the water close by. Dr. Nicole Naar during a research trip to Tanzania. Photo courtesy of Nicole Naar.

How Much Is A Clam Worth To A Coastal Community?

A new study looks at the value of the water quality benefits provided by shellfish aquaculture.
April 05, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Three large clams are held by a scientist. Their shells are ridged and grayish green in color.

5 Things You Should Know About Sustainable Seafood

The United States is recognized as a global leader in sustainable seafood, because we rely on strong science, responsive management, and enforced compliance.
March 30, 2021 - Feature Story ,
750x500-seafood-display-case-wegmans.jpg Seafood display case at Wegmans supermarket. Photo credit: NOAA Fisheries.