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 to guide future collaboration, investment, and programs. The concepts will incorporate ideas consistent with OSU’s 4.0 Strategic Plan and the Marine Studies Initiative. To learn more about the diversity of aquaculture at OSU, and view the White Paper click HERE

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. 

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

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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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