This plan identifies high priority Federal government actions, over the next 3-5 years, to support a sustainable, internationally competitive U.S. aquaculture industry, and to lay out a realistic, achievable strategy for undertaking these actions. The Plan addresses only the Federal government role in U.S. aquaculture development; it does not describe activities and strategies that are the responsibility of the private sector, State government, universities and non-Federal research institutions, or other involved parties.