The Mighty Oyster
The Northeast Fisheries Science Center's Milford lab is studying how shellfish farms improve water quality and provide fish habitat in coastal communities through "ecosystem services."
Home Sweet Oyster Cage
Researchers at the NEFSC Milford Lab investigate shellfish growers' reports that aquaculture gear attracts fish. Using GoPro cameras and eDNA analysis, they found that the cages provide critical habitat for a variety of fish at all life stages.
Farming Sea Scallops in Maine Offers New Opportunities and Builds Community Resilience
The aquaculture of sea scallops in Maine has been developing for about 20 years. Farming sea scallops offers an opportunity to diversify the seafood harvesting business and increase resiliency for coastal communities built around seafood production.
Milford Laboratory - Birthplace of Modern Shellfish Aquaculture
Cultivated shellfish are enjoyed around the world - and much of this success is due to the research taking place at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center's Milford Lab.
Sandy Hook 101
A summary video that briefly outlines the research, partnerships, outreach, location, and education at the NOAA James J. Howard Marine Sciences Lab at Sandy Hook, New Jersey
Aquaculture Opportunity Areas
We want to grow aquaculture development in the United States. One way we’re doing that is through Aquaculture Opportunity Areas—an innovative way to grow aquaculture by finding areas that are appropriate ecologically, socially, and economically.
Removing Fish From Farmed Fish Diets
NOAA-funded research shows that a diet of poultry meal and algae oil could be just as good for aquaculture fish as fishmeal and fish oil.
Aquaculture Facts You Should Know
U.S. aquaculture supplies sustainable seafood, provides jobs, and enhances ecosystems.
Alaska Kelp Farming: A New Sustainable Seafood Opportunity
Along the Alaskan coast a growing number of fishermen and entrepreneurs are becoming kelp farmers. These farms supply a sustainable source of seafood, importance coastal jobs, and help improve the ecosystems by buffering ocean acidification.
Innovative Aquaculture Tools for a Growing Industry
Seafood is one of the healthiest food items you can eat, and where we source our seafood is very important. The OceanReports tool is like a realtor app for ocean neighborhoods—it can instantly assess whether a location is suitable for aquaculture.
Aquaculture as Agriculture
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