The purpose of this survey is to obtain input members of the U.S. aquaculture industry including farmers, industry associations, support businesses, federal agencies, and non-governmental organizations to identify marine and Great Lakes aquaculture needs. The results of this survey will help inform the National Sea Grant Office's national aquaculture investments. The 34 Sea Grant College programs are a federal and state partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and institutions of higher education. Sea Grant implements its programs through an integrated process and strong partnerships with the public and the private sector.
Sea Grant implements its programs through 5 functional areas:
This survey consists of mostly open-ended questions framed around the Sea Grant's 10-Year Aquaculture Vision. It is recommended that you review the 10-Year Vision prior to completing the survey. Please draw from your knowledge of the problems facing the aquaculture industry over the next several years when answering each question. We ask you to invest 20 minutes or more in responding to the survey questions.
- Research – Supports relevant and competitively funded university-based research to solve the real world problems affecting the coastal region. A secondary benefit is workforce development through undergraduate and graduate education.
- Education – Offers formal and informal experiences and training to increase environmental literacy especially in the areas of marine and Great Lakes sciences among students, teachers and the public and to support workforce development.
- Legal – Conducts research on marine laws and policies to inform coastal and ocean policy-makers.
- Extension – Works with businesses, residents, scientists, community leaders, resource managers and others to increase the use of research discovery to improve the economic, environmental and sociopolitical sustainability of our nation.
- Communications – Provides communications support for all Sea Grant programs and helps inform users of Sea Grant's research, extension, legal and education programs.
Sea Grant Network Aquaculture Liaison