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.

Aquaculture Program Report to the Legislature (2022) (PDF)

Aquaculture Registration Process

References and Permit Applications



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

Aquaculture Matters Blog

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

State Aquaculture Coordinator
(916) 376-1650 |

Marine-specific inquiries: