Sea Grant-NCCOS California Aquaculture Siting and Development Workshop


Briefing book cover page


Sponsored by National Sea Grant Office, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Maryland Sea Grant, California Sea Grant, and Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute. 

Date: November 2, 2023 (In-person), January 22, 2024 (Virtual)

Location: San Diego, California (Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute Headquarters)



Workshop Details

As part of a unique collaboration between Sea Grant and the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, we are hosting a series of regional workshops to showcase and receive input on a range of tools useful for aquaculture siting and sustainability. 

This workshop aims emphasize NCCOS tools currently being used to identify offshore sites and additionally connect with activities in state waters. The workshop will focus discussions on critical issues surrounding aquaculture siting along with 1-2 plenary talks to outline the problems and key geospatial tools. In breakouts, participants begin to list priorities, data gaps, multi-user conflicts, and potential uses or adaptations of NCCOS developed resources to help stakeholders advance aquaculture siting. The identified priorities will be outlined post-workshop in a region specific roadmap.

Virtual Workshop Registration

The in-person workshop was held on November 2, 2023 in San Diego, but we are actively recruiting for the 3-hr virtual version of the workshop to be held on January 22nd from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm PT/ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET. Any individuals from California engaged in aquaculture extension, industry, research, or any other coastal stakeholders who are interested in this topic should register. The workshop is free of charge. If you are interested in attending, please register at the link provided. You will initially be taken to an anonymous survey and after completion of the survey, the link to the registration form will be provided.

More information regarding the virtual workshop will be posted soon.

In-Person Workshop Materials

All participants were provided with a briefing book of materials.  

An overall workshop summary will be posted shortly after the conclusion of the virtual workshop.


For further questions, contact:

Maryland Sea Grant Aquaculture

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