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Marine Cage Culture and the Environment

Region(s) of Study: U.S. States and Territories

Provides an assessment of marine cage culture and environmental interactions

 Aquaculture application: This technical overview is a state of science analysis providing information about the potential environmental impacts of finfish cage culture systems, and guidance for best farm practices for sustainable farming. Additional guidance is provided for permitting and monitoring for U.S. regulatory agencies, as well as for coastal stakeholders aiming to make informed aquaculture decisions.

Contributing PartnersNOAA / NOS / NCCOS


NCCOS delivers ecosystem science solutions for stewardship of the nation’s ocean and coastal resources to sustain thriving coastal communities and economies.

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