Overview

Aquaculture is the production of aquatic animals and plants under controlled conditions for all or parts of their lifecycles. Interest in aquacultural production is on the rise because restrictions on the wild harvest of many seafood species may diminish wild harvest seafood supplies. The 2013 Census of Aquaculture estimated sales at $1.37 billion.

ERS provides background, data, and analysis on the domestic aquaculture industry and U.S. trade in aquacultural products.