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 Registration Process

State Aquaculture Coordinator
(916) 376-1650

Marine-specific inquiries:


Public Interest Criteria
(Workshop Series, part 1)
Date: July 12, 2022
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Draft Public Interest Criteria (PDF)
Public Interest Background Information(PDF)

Marine Resource Committee
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2022
Time: 9:30 a.m.
North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
5550 Skylane Blvd
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Agenda (PDF)(opens in new tab)
Meeting Documents (PDF)(opens in new tab)
How to Join the Meeting Via Webinar/Teleconference (PDF)(opens in new tab)


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

Aquaculture Matters

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