The CDFW Aquaculture Program oversees California’s diverse aquaculture industry. Through policies and regulations, CDFW and the Fish and Game Commission balance the protection of natural resources and the development of sustainable commercial aquaculture.

link opens in new windowPermit Guide to Aquaculture in CA
(a reference tool for all aquaculture in CA)

Shellfish Health Laboratory

State Aquaculture Coordinator
(916) 376-1650

Marine-specific inquiries:


Fish and Game Commission

Commission Meeting (teleconference)
January 12, 2021; 9:00 a.m.
link opens in new windowAgenda (PDF)
link opens in new windowMeeting Documents (PDF)
link opens in new windowHow to join (PDF)


link opens in new tab or windowList of Aquaculturists (PDF) with locations and products sold (limited to those who elected to be listed)

Explore the exciting world of California aquaculture through industry profiles, community stories, upcoming events, and stunning photos at link opens in new tab or windowAquaculture Matters.