Faculty Advisor

Biederman, Ronald R.

Faculty Advisor

Weaver, Elise A.


This project was developed to provide the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration with an independent assessment of the stakeholder positions on U.S. aquaculture. It was found that most non-government organizations are in favor of environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture. Stakeholders ideally want a third party to oversee all U.S. aquaculture operations. Appropriate science, guidelines, and management will allow aquaculture to alleviate pressures on wild fish stocks, create a year-round seafood supply, and be economically beneficial to the U.S.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies