Representatives from the NOAA Aquaculture Program, including OAR, NOS, and NMFS, met last week with Korean government officials from National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI) in Jeju, Korea to identify joint science priorities for marine aquaculture. Both nationsare working to develop sustainable aquaculture practices in coastal zones including the coastal ocean. Priorities for collaborative research include:carrying capacity methodology for oyster aquaculture, alternative feeds, integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA), and improving efficiency of recirculating aquaculture systems.
Of particular concern is thedevelopment of monitoring and modeling methods to ensure responsible siting and management. This meeting was the 8th Korea-U.S. Joint Coordination meeting for Aquaculture Cooperation which supports the Arrangement for Scientific and Technical Cooperation in Integrated Coastal and Ocean Resources Management signed in 2000 between NOAA and the Korean Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.
To learn more, visit the NCCOS Coastal Aquaculture Planning and Sustainability Program or contact James.Morris@noaa.gov.