Exploring U.S. Aquaculture

NOAA Fisheries provides an overview of aquaculture in the United States and explores its advantages, challenges, and growth. Aquaculture—also known as fish or shellfish farming—refers to the breeding, rearing, and harvesting of plants and animals in all types of water environments including ponds, rivers, lakes, and the ocean. This kind of farming is the world’s fastest-growing form of food production and a vital component of our food supply. Aquaculture also supports commercial fisheries, enhances habitat and at-risk species, and maintains economic activity in coastal communities and at working waterfronts.


  • @ santanafan 1957: As stated above, this video provides an overview about U.S. aquaculture. The target audience for this film has little or no knowledge about the subject.

    Your question "if it's so great, why aren't we doing more of it?" is answered at 3:11: "we really have choices to make about how we're going to use our marine environment and coastal communities." Yes, there are other constraints to development of aquaculture in the U.S., which will be addressed in a separate video.

  • I hate to say it, but I do agree with santanafan on this one. If you research anything relating to aquaculture on the web, no matter how far the research goes back, the story is the same no matter what year it is. If you look for grants, if you are doing research for something aquaculture related, you are in good shape. Well, research only takes you so far, it doesn't feed people. RAS would work so incredible in the middle of this country, but aquaculture in the U.S. is talk. Sorry…

  • I think there is always more that can be done to improve our aquaculture efforts but this is a great overview of aquaculture in the US

  • This video is wack

  • I've taken shits more interesting than this video…

  • I watched this video then got cancer