Aquaculture is the production of aquatic animals and plants
under controlled conditions for all or parts of their lifecycles.
Interest in aquacultural production is on the rise because
restrictions on the wild harvest of many seafood species may
diminish wild harvest seafood supplies. During the last two
decades, the value of U.S. aquacultural production rose to nearly
ERS provides background, data, and analysis on the domestic
aquaculture industry and U.S. trade in aquacultural products.