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Seafood Information and Resources


Welcome!  The purpose of this page is to provide pertinent and timely information and resources to the U.S. seafood industry - both wild harvest and aquaculture. While content is currently focused on challenges related to COVID-19, it is our hope that this page will serve as a valuable resource to the U.S. seafood industry well into the future.


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Page last updated March 29, 2023












Seafood display by Vanda Lewis (North Carolina Sea Grant)

News and Updates


Timely Information  

  • Check out Sea Grant seafood-related job openings like Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension Associate with Minnesota Sea Grant, Postdoctoral Associate in Aquaculture Research and Extension with New Hampshire Sea Grant, and Fisheries Specialist or Aquaculture Specialist with Washington Sea Grant.
  • NOAA recently published its first-ever 5-Year Strategic Plan for Aquaculture to guide the agency’s work from 2023-2028. The plan, developed in coordination with Sea Grant, lays out a framework to support a thriving, resilient and inclusive U.S. aquaculture industry as part of a resilient seafood sector. Learn more here.
  • Maryland Sea Grant, with support from the National Sea Grant Office, has developed an online spreadsheet tool for oyster aquaculture. This tool will allow you to input assumptions for an operation, run a Monte Carlo analysis, and generate reports based on user inputs. Information entered into the online tool is not saved. Links to the tool and a short instructional PDF can be found here.
    • Tip: Once you get to the model page, you should click the "Model" option at the top.  Then choose new or open (if you have saved a version to your local machine).  If you are using a mobile device there should be 3 lines to the top right which will show the model option.
  • Sea Grant welcomes new seafood resources hires, including:
    • Alyssa Campbell, Delaware Sea Grant
    • Sarisha Boodoo, Florida Sea Grant
    • Elizabeth Robinson, Louisiana Sea Grant
    • Annie Fagan, Maine Sea Grant
    • Manal Murangi, Maryland Sea Grant
    • Barry Udelson, New York Sea Grant
    • Arun Venugopalan, Woods Hole Sea Grant
  • PDFs of presentations from Sea Grant's National Aquaculture Symposia (held in Fall 2021) are now available on this page.
  • The latest information on the SBA's Paycheck Protection Program, EIDL, and SVO Grant Program can be found here.
  • Check out Sea Grant's COVID-19 rapid response investments to support the U.S. aquaculture industry. See the interactive story map on recent developments for COVID-19 restoration aquaculture projects.



Aid and Relief Assistance Programs

Human Health Resources


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Resources:

Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks (Link)

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health During an Infectious Disease Outbreak (Link)

How To Cope With Sheltering in Place (Link)

Talking with Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks (Link)


Additional Resources:

University of Florida: Managing Stress During a Pandemic (Webinar Recording) 

MIT Sea Grant RESCUES Manual - Responding to Emergencies at Sea and to Communities Under Extreme Stress (Link)

Peer Listener Training Manual from Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant
The current pandemic has shifted the way we work and recreate. These changes have caused increased levels of stress, isolation and anxiety. Sea Grant is offering Peer Listening training to improve listening skills to support members of the community and serve as a bridge between disaster survivors and formal mental health services. The Peer Listening Training consists of four modules: (1) Defining disasters, (2) Listening skills, (3) Recognizing common symptoms and (4) Seeking and providing support. To learn more about the program, watch a video of the Part 1 training or download the Peer Listener Training Manual go to


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Processing, Marketing and Distribution Resources





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Training and Education Resources


Non-COVID-19 specific resources:

Training videos for fisheries managers on techniques for sampling invasive carp species -- Wisconsin Sea Grant (Link)


The Sea Grant Research, Education and Engagement plan (Link) provides the results of a Sea Grant-supported Great Lakes and marine aquaculture research, education, and engagement needs assessment, helping to identify stakeholder needs that are appropriate for Sea Grant investments.


NOAA Fisheries' Guide to Permitting Marine Aquaculture in the United States (Link) assists individuals with navigating the federal permitting process for marine aquaculture for finfish, shellfish, invertebrates and seaweed.


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Sea Grant Advanced Aquaculture Collaborative Programs (Hubs)


As part of Sea Grant's 2019 National Aquaculture Initiative, 11 funded projects are focused on accelerating the development of specific aquaculture topics through integrated teams of professionals. These teams established collaborative programs, commonly referred to as "Hubs", to plan for and appropriately focus the next generation of aquaculture investments while enhancing the synthesis and transfer of past research advances to the industry.









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Seafood Resources Contacts



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