Aquaculture is breeding, raising and harvesting fish, shellfish and aquatic plants. Basically, it’s farming in water.
U.S. aquaculture is an environmentally responsible source of food and commercial products, helps to create healthier habitats, and is used to rebuild stocks of threatened or endangered species.
Oregon aquaculture farms grow oysters, clams, salmon, trout, ornamental fish and algae. Oregon Sea Grant funds innovative research in aquaculture that benefits aquaculture growers and regulators.
Our outreach work shares these results with the general public and with aquaculture stakeholders, including public policy makers and entrepreneurs.
Sam is located on OSU’s Corvallis campus. Sam is involved in various aspects of aquaculture, but currently, his work intersects aquaculture through his membership on the National Aquaculture Extension Steering Committee. There he is identifying emerging aquaculture Extension efforts, workforce development needs, and work on invasive species.