Aquaculture Science Hub

Aquaculture Species

A farmer wearing waders and blue gloves scoops oysters with a shovel.
Oyster Aquaculture Bay Point Oyster Company harvesting oysters on a boat in Little Bay in Durham, New Hampshire. © ©2020 Jerry and Marcy Monkman/EcoPhotography

Based on a growing body of scientific literature, bivalves and seaweed are two species groups with the clearest potential to be farmed with few negative environmental impacts and greenhouse gas emissions. These species can also provide important environmental benefits, such as improving water quality and providing wildlife habitat.

While there is currently less scientific literature available on other species,  all forms of aquaculture could be part of a nature-positive food system, when implemented with the right practices and in the right locations. 

Browse By Species

Find aquaculture resources by species.