Advancing Improvements in Aquaculture

Aquaculture is the globe’s fastest growing animal protein industry and a vital food sector for meeting the nutritional needs of the world’s rapidly growing population. Oregon State University has a rich history in aquaculture research and education, a diversity of programs, and a broad base of critical assets. To maximize the university’s potential and support stakeholder needs, a diverse group of OSU faculty are working on developing aquaculture strategic concepts that take an enterprise approach to knowledge translation, innovation and partnerships while building international research distinction. The concepts will incorporate ideas consistent with OSU’s Prosperity Widely Shared Strategic Plan and the Marine Studies Initiative. To learn more about the diversity of aquaculture at OSU, and view the White Paper click HERE

Oregon State University Aquaculture Research Survey

The OSU Aquaculture website allows faculty to learn about Aquaculture research conducted by their colleagues as well as demonstrate the diversity, size, and importance of our collective research programs. In order to better keep track and showcase these projects, Aquaculture faculty have created a survey for researchers to take.

The goal of this survey is to collect Aquaculture research and publications conducted by Oregon State University or in partnerships with OSU. Researchers, projects, and publications will be showcased on the OSU Aquaculture website.

If you would like your work to be featured please scan the QR code below or visit this link MSI Aquaculture Survey.


What is Aquaculture? 


Aquaculture is the breeding, rearing and harvesting of fish, shellfish, plants, algae, and other organisms in fresh or salt water. 


Oregon Aquaculture


Oregon aquaculture farms raise oysters, clams, salmon, trout, ornamental fish, seaweeds and algae. For more information about Oregon aquaculture, visit the Oregon Aquaculture Association. 

Oregon Aquaculture Locations Map

View Oregon's various aquaculture locations, including research, industry, and educational facilities. Download the map HERE.

Aquaculture Facilities

Interested in aquaculture located throughout Oregon? Check out some of the centers and facilities connected to aquaculture.

Facilities Page

Aquaculture Events

Interested in getting your feet wet in aquaculture? Check out some of the upcoming aquaculture events both located in Oregon and across the country.

Events Page

Aquaculture at OSU

College of Science


Department: Microbiology

Degrees offered: Aquatic Microbiology

Diseases of importance to finfish and shellfish in aquaculture

Contact: Ryan Mueller, Mike Kent, Jerri Bartholomew

Aquatic Microbiology Option

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences


Department: Earth Science

Degree Offered: MA-Marine Resource Management w/Fisheries &

Aquaculture Emphasis

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College of Vet med


Department: Biomedical Sciences

Degrees offered: TBD

Labs: Häse-lab, Schubiger-lab

Contact: Carla Schubiger, Assistant Professor

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College of Agricultural Sciences


Department: Fisheries & Wildlife

Degrees offered: MS and PhD in Fisheries with an emphasis in aquaculture

Centers: Seafood Research and Education Center and the Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station 

Contact: Chris Landgon, Professor

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