NOAA Coastal Aquaculture Siting and Sustainability Program

NOAA Coastal Aquaculture Siting and Sustainability Program

NOAA Coastal Aquaculture Siting and Sustainability Program 1920 1272 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – United States of America (USA)

The NOAA Coastal Aquaculture Siting and Sustainability (CASS) Program provides high quality science, guidance, and technical support to coastal managers to grow sustainable aquaculture while maintaining and improving ecosystem health.

Efforts through the CASS Program are providing needed information to regulatory, industry, and research stakeholders to make sound decisions about permitting, siting, and operating marine fish farms. Continued support of these efforts is guiding monitoring and further research toward ensuring that sustainable practices continue and in minimizing environmental effects. Discharge from marine farms and associated issues of siting such operations are among the most important environmental questions facing this industry.

Start Date: 15/01/2021
End Date: 15/1/2030

Lead Contact: James Morris (

challenges: 1- Understand and beat marine pollution, 2- Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, 3- Sustainable Blue Food, 4- Sustainable Ocean Economy, 9- Capacity Development, 10- Behaviour Change
ocean_basins: North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean
type_of_action: Contribution


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