Since its launch in 2016, the Coastal Aquaculture Planning Portal (CAPP) has nearly doubled its inventory of unique tools and resources for coastal managers, planners, and industry interested in the development of finfish, shellfish, and algae aquaculture in the United States. The portal now provides 87 tools and resources to assist with aquaculture development at the global, regional, local, and farm scale.
CAPP tools can be used for aquaculture planning and siting, assessing environmental interactions of marine aquaculture, and environmental modeling. The portal now also includes improved search functions (subportal, keywords, and geographic regions) that make it easier to find tools relevant to user interests. Subportals are separated into four categories: Shellfish and Algae Aquaculture Planning and Siting, Finfish Aquaculture Planning and Siting, Environmental Interactions, and Environmental Modeling. Each product in the portal contains a general description of the tool and how it can be applied to aquaculture planning, tutorials and instructional videos when available, contributing partners, and a direct link to the product. CAPP was developed in partnership with Digital Coast, a product of the NOAA National Ocean Service Office for Coastal Management.
NCCOS welcomes the addition of products to the Coastal Aquaculture Planning Portal.