Maryland Sea Grant has supported the development of aquaculture as an exciting new commercial opportunity in Maryland. It's one that capitalizes on the natural resources of our coastal waters and on the human resources of this state, the people who have long worked these waters for their living.

You can find more information from Maryland Sea Grant about aquaculture on several pages on our website:

Oyster Aquaculture and Restoration: Maryland Sea Grant Extension offers technical assistance and help finding start-up funding.

Finfish Aquaculture: We offer fact sheets and information about raising striped bass and other finfish in cages and tanks.

Maryland Aquafarmer (archive): Back issues of a newsletter about varied aspects of aquaculture in Maryland.

Shellfish Aquaculture: See additional background information about aquaculture of clams and oysters.

Aquatic Plants: Maryland Sea Grant Extension supports the aquaculture of aquatic plants useful in watershed restoration projects like stormwater management ponds.

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