NOAA Aquaculture Opportunity Areas: Spatial Planning Workshop

Monday, February 26, 2024 | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Anchorage, Alaska | Captain Cook Hotel

Post-workshop reception 6:30 – 8:30 pm on the Quarter Deck, 10th floor, Hotel Captain Cook

NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), and the State of Alaska are jointly convening a day-long workshop to discuss the ongoing Aquaculture Opportunity Area (AOA) identification process in Alaska state waters.

Workshop Goals:

  • Learn about NOAA’s spatial planning approach and discuss available spatial data within Alaska AOA study areas
  • Document data gaps and help identify points of contact for additional information
  • Increase transparency, local capacity, and resources to support mariculture planning
  • Further develop an engaged community to inform NOAA’s AOA identification process in Alaska state waters

This workshop is an opportunity to share information and inform future planning efforts. NOAA anticipates that workshop outcomes will assist coastal managers, communities, Tribes, industry and other organizations with planning for future development of aquaculture in Alaska.

Questions? Contact Alicia Bishop (NOAA). To register, scan the QR code below, or visit the 2024 Mariculture Conference of Alaska event page.