Aquaculture Permitting

There are numerous permits that must be obtained to culture marine species. The specific permits required vary by project location and species to be cultured. For aquaculture in State waters, permits are generally required from State and Federal agencies, and may include coordination with local Tribes. Permits may also be required from local Counties. For aquaculture in Federal waters, permits are required from Federal agencies and will include coordination with States. Please contact NOAA Aquaculture Coordinators for additional guidance.


Scott Anderson at


Diane Windham at