Support aquaculture as an effective tool for improving coastal community economies and improving habitat quality.
NOAA is committed to increasing our ability to continue conducting aquaculture practices sustainably. Along with providing jobs and economic opportunities, aquaculture is a tool that can be used for improving and monitoring habitat quality. Shellfish, such as oysters, clams, and mussels, remove excess nutrients from the water column and can be used as bioremediation tools.
Assess the potential of restoration and wild fishery enhancement as bioremediation tools R
Identify the social and economic impacts of marine aquaculture on U.S. coastal communities R