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.
Cooking Kelp with an Ocean Farmer
Ocean farmer Bren Smith demonstrates an easy way to make a delicious dish featuring kelp noodles. Smith’s kelp farm, Thimble Island Ocean Farm, is located on 20 acres near the town of Branford, Connecticut.
FishWatch: Learn About the Seafood You Love
The U.S. is a global leader in sustainable seafood thanks to a rigorous science-based fisheries management process. FishWatch provides info on popular seafood harvested or farmed in the U.S. to help consumers make smart, sustainable seafood choices.
U.S. Aquaculture By The Numbers
NOAA Fisheries highlights U.S. aquaculture during Aquaculture Week, September 25-29, 2017. For more information, please visit http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/stories/2017/09/aquaculture-week-2017.html .
Exploring U.S. Aquaculture
NOAA Fisheries gives an overview of aquaculture in the United States. This video explores the advantages, challenges, and growth of aquaculture in our country.
Oyster Farming in a Hawaiian Fishpond, Featuring Ku'uipo McCarty
Oyster aquaculture is back in Hawaii. Kualoa Ranch has successfully raised harvestable oysters for the first time in Hawaii in 27 years, and did it using a traditional Hawaiian fishpond. Hear about it firsthand from farm manager, Ku'uipo McCarty.
Voices from the Waterfront: Johnny Shockley, Chesapeake Oyster Farmer
Chesapeake Bay offers a rich resource and a prime habitat for oysters. Today, oyster farming is growing again in this region of Maryland, and the tradition of working on the water is being passed down through generations.
Marine Aquaculture: A Promising Future
As demand for seafood continues to increase, fishermen aer learning that aquaculture can be a complimentary business endeavor to sustaining a livelihood on the water. Learn how NH fishermen are bringing their expertise to a marine aquacuture project.
Getting Back to Local: Your Fishermen & Seafood
Bistro Owner Evan Mallett explains how purchasing local, sustainable seafood, both wild and farmed, has been a boon to his business. Bistro patrons get the freshest seafood and local fisherment are supported by their community.
Meet Bill Dewey, Shellfish Farmer in Puget Sound
This month, as part of NOAA’s Voices from the Waterfront series, we feature Bill Dewey of Taylor Shellfish Farms in Shelton, Washington. A biologist by training, Bill owns and runs his own clam farm in addition to his job at Taylor Shellfish.
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