Offshore Aquaculture in the Pacific Northwest

Global aquaculture is rapidly expanding to help fill the widening gap between seafood demand and supply from capture fisheries. United States aquaculture production accounts for only about 1.5 percent of total global production, and there has been little expansion over the past decade. The U.S. depends on imports to meet about 80 percent of its seafood demand, at an annual cost of $13 billion.