The aim of the ARS Aquaculture Program is to support a safe and affordable domestic supply of seafood products.
In fiscal year 2022 the ARS Office of National Programs contributed to many federal aquaculture activities, including:
- Leadership in the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Subcommittee on Aquaculture provided by an ARS Co-Chair, Executive Secretary and the Chair of the Science Planning Task Force developing the National Strategic Plan for Aquaculture Research;
- Assistance provided to USDA APHIS towards the development of the National Aquaculture Health Plan and Standards;
- Leading an interagency Federal Working Group in response to Congressional Guidance that will explore opportunities for reducing ocean acidification through the farming of seaweeds and seagrasses;
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