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Aquaculture Associations - U.S.A.



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Alabama Catfish Producers
Montgomery, Alabama, USA


Alaskan Shellfish Growers Association
Juneau, Alaska, USA
The Alaska Shellfish Growers Association (ASGA) is a private nonprofit organization representing shellfish farmers and those interested in developing shellfish aquaculture in Alaska. ASGA was formed in the early 1980s when Alaska residents experimenting with suspended oyster culture ran into a confusing wall of government permits. The organization grew a strong voice for Alaska shellfish farmers with government agencies and politicians. Successful lobbying and grants for education have been key to building support for shellfish farming in the state.


Alternative Aquaculture Association
Breinigsville, Pennsylvania, USA
Until now, fish culture has been limited to commerical facilities with large quantities of available water. "Small Scale Aquaculture" shows you how to build and operate a samll-scale backyard aquaculture system using available materials.


American Cichlid Association
Haughton, Louisiana, USA


American Feed Industry Assoc. (AFIA)
Arlington, Virginia, USA


American Fisheries Society
Bethesda, Maryland, USA
The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is the world’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to strengthening the fisheries profession, advancing fisheries science, and conserving fisheries resources.


American Livebearer Association
Cressona, Pennsylvania, USA


American Marinelife Dealers Association (AMDA)
P.O. Box 1052
Madison, FL 32341
Tel. +1 850 973 3488


American Tilapia Association
Charles Town, West Virginia, USA
Information about the fish which is the fastest growing aquaculture crop in the United States and around the world. We are pleased to provide this information to those already producing tilapia for the food industry, for those interested in joining the industry and to potential customers and consumers of farm-raised tilapia. Tilapia, several species and their hybrids of Oreochromis, are the second most important group of farm raised fish in the world. Tilapia farming and consumption are rapidly increasing in the US. Tilapia is now the fourth most popular seafood consumed in the United States. We are dedicated to the development of a profitable and sustainable industry. We are scientists who wish to protect the aquatic environment while providing high quality fresh fish to the American consumer.


Americas Tilapia Alliance
The America’s Tilapia Alliance (the “ATA”) was formed in September 2013 by a group of US and foreign based tilapia enthusiasts. Since 1996, a tilapia industry has evolved and tilapia production has boomed worldwide. Fish farmers are not the only entities involved to create a healthy and expanding tilapia industry. The stakeholders include academia, pharmaceutical companies, feed suppliers, equipment manufacturers, seed & genetics laboratories, other laboratories, technology transfer organizations, certification specialists, importers, logistics and delivery companies, distributors, sales and marketing companies, and grocery and food service companies.


Aquaculture Certification Council
Washington, USA
Aquaculture Certification Council, Inc. offers a primarily "process" certification. Successful participation in the Best Aquaculture Practices program is visually represented by limited use of the BAP certification mark.


Aquacultural Engineering Society
Sheperdstown, West Virginia, USA


Aquatic Gardeners Association
Denton, Texas, USA
The Aquatic Gardeners Association, Inc. is an international nonprofit organization of aquatic plant enthusiasts, which appeals to both beginners and experienced hobbyists alike.


Aquatic Plant Management Society
Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
The Aquatic Plant Management Society, Inc. is an international organization of scientists, educators, students, commercial pesticide applicators, administrators, and concerned individuals interested in the management and study of aquatic plants. The membership reflects a diversity of federal, state, and local agencies; universities and colleges around the world; corporations; and small businesses


Arizona Aquaculture Association
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA


Associated Koi Clubs of America


California Aquaculture Association
Sacramento, California, USA
Growing Sustainable Seafood for Over 30 Years. The California Aquaculture Association promotes commercial production of plants and animals in aquatic systems to satisfy the needs of consumers for wholesome products that are produced by sustainable means conserving California’s land and water resources.


Catfish Farmers of America
Indianola, Mississippi, USA
CATFISH FARMERS OF AMERICA is a non-profit trade association that was formed in 1968 and is the United States strongest aquaculture organization. CFA is an association of U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish producers, suppliers, processors, and marketers. The purpose is to develop, stimulate, and encourage harmony, goodwill and understanding among catfish farmers and to promote the general welfare of the U.S. catfish industry.


Catfish Farmers of Arkansas
Mena, Arkansas, USA
An Association made up of catfish producers, suppliers/industry related businesses, research/extension/education personnel involved in promoting, producing, and marketing Arkansas farm-raised catfish.


Catfish Institute
Jackson, Mississippi, USA
To provide information on U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish. Throughout the years, TCI’s creative consumer advertising and public relations programs have increased awareness and demand for farm-raised catfish.


Colorado Aquaculture Association
Alamosa, Colorado, USA
Official Web Resource for Aquaculture, Fish Farming, and Aquaponics in Colorado. The CAA maintains an active membership of both producers and suppliers of products and services to the aquaculture, aquaponics, fish farming, and fisheries management industries. We encourage your membership and support as an active, sustaining, or subscribing member. We value and invite agency participation and membership as well. Additional details about our Association may be found on our other pages.


Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association
Kenai, Alaska, USA
The Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association was incorporated in 1976 to provide the Cook Inlet drainage with an organized, scientifically-respected community, responsible for the protection of self-perpetuating salmon stocks and the rehabilitation of salmon stocks and habitat. These goals set forth by the board of directors are to be accomplished by maximizing the value of Cook Inlet's common property salmon resource through the use of science, education, and technology.


Delaware Aquaculture Association
Lewes, Delaware, USA


East Coast Shellfish Growers Association
Toms River, New Jersey, USA
The ECSGA represents over 1000 shellfish farmers from Maine to Florida. These proud stewards of the marine environment produce sustainable farmed shellfish while providing thousands of jobs in rural coastal towns.


Florida Aquaculture Association
Winter Haven, Florida, USA
The Florida Aquaculture Association was formed in 1983 to provide a united organization for Florida’s diverse and specialized aquatic farming commodities. Florida is the number one U.S. producer of tropical fish, clams, aquatic plants, live rock (cultivated coral) and alligators with total farm-gate sales of $99.5 million in 2003. The mission of the Florida Aquaculture Association is to provide a unified voice for Florida aquaculture that ensures its sustainability, protects its profitability, and encourages its development in an environmentally responsible manner.


Florida Aquatic Nurseries
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA


Florida Aquatic Plant Management Society
Sebring, Florida, USA


Florida Tropical Fish Farms Association
Winter Haven, Florida, USA
The Florida Tropical Fish Farms Association is a trade Association of professional ornamental tropical fish and aquatic plant breeders, the mission of which is to represent its members in governmental matters, provide a cooperative for purchasing necessary materials to produce member products, and support research and development for the production of ornamental species.


Global Aquaculture Alliance
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
It was back in 1997 when the GAA and its founding stakeholder members identified the very important role seafood has in feeding the growing world population and united to lead the international aquaculture industry with sustainable practices. Today, these visionary guiding principles that respect environmental and social responsibility remain relevant and have improved aquaculture practices throughout the farming, processing and distribution of aquaculture products.


Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute
Mararhon, Florida, USA
The Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) was founded in 1947 to promote the exchange of current information on the use and management of marine resources in the Gulf and Caribbean region. From its beginning, GCFI has endeavored to involve scientific, governmental, and commercial sectors to provide a broad perspective on relevant issues, and to encourage dialogue among groups that often operate in relative isolation from one another.


Indiana Aquaculture Association, Inc.
Albany, Indiana, USA
The IAAI (Indiana Aquaculture Association, Incorporated) enables aquaculture producers by promoting, marketing, educating, and nurturing aquaculture and aquaculture research in Indiana.


International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Washington, DC, USA
We are the professional association that serves as the collective voice of North America's state, provincial and territorial fish and wildlife agencies.


International WaterLily & Water Gardening Society (IWGS)
Bradenton, Florida, USA
The International Waterlily & Water Gardening Society is a non-profit organization of multinational membership dedicated to the furtherance of all aspects of water gardens and their associated plants. As an organization we support and promote education, research, and conservation in these areas.


Kansas Aquaculture Association
Kansas, USA
we are a diverse group of people that has a strong interest in some phase of aquaculture. Some of us produce food fish, some stocker fish for recreation, and some baitfish. Others are fee fishing operators, fish haulers, hobby farmers, researchers, and educators.


Louisiana Crawfish Farmers Association
St. Martinville, Louisiana, USA
The mission of the organization is to promote, develop, stimulate and encourage cooperation, education and understanding among crawfish farmers, related agricultural and aquacultural businesses, researchers and educators, industry suppliers and vendors and elected officials and governmental agencies, as well as crawfish consumers everywhere. 


Louisiana Seafood
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Louisiana seafood has a prized, unique flavor and we have the science to prove it. Our incomparable estuaries produce a variety and bounty of seafood that you just won't find anywhere else


Maine Aquaculture Association
Hallowell, Maine, USA
Maine Aquaculturalists are world leaders in sustainably farmed seafood! The Clean, Cool waters of Maine’s coasts and inland waterways are ideal for growing fresh, healthy seafood. By combining Maine’s fishing heritage, pristine natural resources and our farmers’ commitment to sustainable practices, we produce the best fresh, sustainable seafood.


Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center
Orono, Maine, USA
In support of it's mission, MAIC promotes applied aquaculture research, assists in the formulation of policies favorable to industry growth, serves as a clearing house for aquaculture information, and liaises with government organizations, aquafarms and general public.


Marine Aquarium Council (MAC)
923 Nu'uanu Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii
96817, USA
Tel: +1 808 550 8217
Fax: +1 808 55 -8317


Massachusetts Aquaculture Association
North Eastham, Massachusetts, USA
The Massachusetts Aquaculture Association, MAA, is a non-profit Trade Association formed in 1986. It's purpose is to promote the continued development of shellfish and fish farming, and to improve conditions affecting aquaculture in Massachusetts. The goals of this organization are to promote a high quality of aquaculture product, continue to grow a thriving aquaculture industry, develop and transfer technology and also to maintain an effective network between industry, government, and researchers.


Michigan Aquaculture Association
Grant, Michigan, USA
The Michigan Aquaculture Association (MAA) represents producers of fish and seafood that are grown in a safe and environmentally sensitive manner. The MAA supports and promotes a well developed and sustainable aquaculture industry in the State of Michigan, through building partnerships between the industry, universities, public agencies, and consumers.


Missouri Aquaculture Association
Jefferson City, Missouri, USA
Serving the Needs of Aquaculture in Missouri


National Aquaculture Association
Charles Town West Virginia, USA
Aquaculture (fish farming) is the production of marine and freshwater organisms under controlled conditions.


National Aquarium Society
Washington, DC, USA


National Association of State Aquaculture Coordinators
Tallahassee, Florida, USA
The purpose of NASAC is to promote, to encourage, and to assist the development of aquaculture among Federal, State, local and tribal government agencies; agricultural research and extension institutions; and trade and marketing organizations.


National Fisheries Institute
McLean, Virginia, USA
The National Fisheries Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to education about seafood safety, sustainability, and nutrition. From vessels at sea to your favorite seafood restaurant, our diverse member companies bring delicious fish and shellfish to American families. NFI promotes the US Dietary Guidelines that suggest Americans include fish and shellfish in their diets twice per week for longer, healthier lives. NFI and its members are committed to sustainable management of our oceans and being stewards of our environment by endorsing the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Fisheries. Our investment in our oceans today will provide our children and future generations the health benefits of a plentiful supply of fish and seafood tomorrow. From responsible aquaculture, to a marketplace supporting free trade, to ensuring the media and consumers have the facts about the health benefits of fish and shellfish, NFI and its members support and promote sound public policy based on ground truth science.


National Shellfisheries Association
Hempstead, New York, USA
Founded in 1908, The National Shellfisheries Association is an international organization of scientists, management officials and members of industry, all concerned with the biology, ecology, production, economics and management of shellfish resources - clams, oysters, mussels, scallops, snails, shrimp, lobsters, crabs, among many other species of importance.


New Hampshire Aquaculture Association
Hillsboro, New Hampshire, USA
The New Hampshire Aquaculture Association is an organization dedicated to the support of individuals raising animals and plants in water. We are involved in the promotion of aquaculture markets and offer assistance to fish raisers through site visits, workshops, and the sharing of individual experiences in fish raising.


New Jersey Aquaculture Association
Toms River, New Jersey, USA
The ocean's resources are finite and can sustain only fixed harvests while the demand for quality fish and seafood continues to climb. To meet this increased demand, commercial fishermen and others in the seafood industry must develop new sources of seafood products. Aquaculture is one way to supplement the wild harvest.


North Carolina Aquaculture Association
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
The North Carolina Aquaculture Association is a private non-profit corporation formed in 1991. Its purposes are to provide support through promotion, marketing, and other beneficial acts to strengthen, expand, and diversify the industries of freshwater and marine aquaculture in North Carolina.


North Carolina Crawfish Producers Association
North Carolina, USA
Crawfish in North Carolina are raised in ponds at farms across the state.


North Carolina Shellfish Growers Association
Smyrna, North Carolina, USA
The North Carolina Shellfish Growers Association (NCSGA) was founded in 1995 to represent the interests of the many people involved in the shellfish industry. As such it has a rather broad base of members including shellfish farmers, hatchery operators, seafood dealers, educators, researchers, government regulators, and service providers.


North Carolina Trout Growers Association
Franklin, North Carolina, USA
22 Sugar Cove Road
Franklin, NC 28734
Phone: 704-524-5020


North Texas Water Garden Society
Dallas, Texas, USA


Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, INC
Sitka, Alaska, USA
The Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (NSRAA) is a private non-profit corporation created to assist in the restoration and rehabilitation of Alaska’s salmon stocks, and to supplement the fisheries of Alaska by utilizing artificial propagation to enhance the availability of salmon to all common property users, without adversely affecting wild salmon stocks.


Ohio Aquaculture Association
Piketon, Ohio, USA
The Ohio Aquaculture Association works on behalf of Ohio's fish farming industry to promote, educate and advocate for a sustainable and economically viable industry. We work with state researchers, educators, regulators and the public to ensure that our members have a voice in the activities that affect them.


Oregon Aquaculture Association
Stayton, Oregon, USA
to conduct any and all activities necessary for the advancement, promotion, expansion and well-being of the aquaculture industry in Oregon


Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association
Olympia, Washington, USA
Founded in 1930, the Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association (PCSGA) represents growers in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, and Hawaii. Our members grow a wide variety of healthy, sustainable shellfish including oysters, clams, mussels and geoduck.


Pacific Halibut Commission (INT'L)
Seattle, Washington, USA
The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC), originally called the International Fisheries Commission, was established in 1923 by a Convention between the governments of Canada and the United States of America. Its mandate is research on and management of the stocks of Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) within the Convention waters of both nations. The IPHC consists of three government-appointed commissioners for each country who serve their terms at the pleasure of the President of the United States and the Canadian government respectively.


Pacific Shellfish Institute
Olympia, Washington, USA
Fostering sustainable shellfish resources and a healthy marine environment through research and education.


Piedmont Association of Caged Fish Producers
Oxford, Alabama, USA
resources and information regarding the production of fish in cages. Utilizing these methods it is possible to generate supplemental income from existing ponds.


Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
SeaWeb transforms knowledge into action by shining a spotlight on workable, science-based solutions to the most serious threats facing the ocean, such as climate change, pollution and depletion of marine life. To accomplish this important goal, SeaWeb convenes forums where economic, policy, social and environmental interests converge to improve ocean health and sustainability. SeaWeb works collaboratively with targeted sectors to encourage market solutions, policies and behaviors that result in a healthy, thriving ocean.


South Carolina Aquatic Plant Management Society
West Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Some aquatic plants, especially exotic species, have become an increasing problem in the Southeast where they obstruct navigable waterways, restrict water flow, clog water intakes, degrade water quality, and interfere with recreation. In South Carolina alone, over 50,000 acres of public waterways and thousands of acres of private waters are infested with aquatic weeds.


Southeastern Fisheries Association
Tallahassee, Florida, USA
SFA’s mission is to defend, protect and enhance the commercial fishing industry in the southeastern United States for present participants as well as future generations through all legal means while maintaining healthy and sustainable stocks of fish.


Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association
Ketchikan, Alaska, USA
The current SSRAA program includes hatcheries at: Whitman Lake on the Ketchikan road system; Neets Bay, a remote site in Behm Canal; Burnett Inlet, a remote site in NW Clarence Straits; and, Crystal Lake on the Petersburg road system. Fish from these hatcheries are released at the hatchery sites as well as a number of remote rearing sites including: Nakat Inlet, Kendrick Bay, Anita Bay, Bakewell Lake, McDonald Lake and Neck Lake. Salmon enhancement projects are designed to supplement wild salmon production, not to replace wild fish. The goal of the program is to enhance salmon fisheries, not specific stocks of wild fish. Hatchery and release sites, as well as the species of salmon cultured and released, are selected through an intensive planning and permitting process. The process is intended to maximize the value of returning salmon while minimizing the impact of hatchery production on naturally produced fish.


Striped Bass Growers Association
Charles Town, West Virginia, USA
The Striped Bass Growers Association is a non-profit organization established to promote the production and marketing of the striped bass and hybrid striped bass culture industry.


Texas Aquaculture Association
College Station, Texas, USA
The Texas Aquaculture Association is an association of entities with an interest in aquaculture that spans commercial production of shrimp, redfish, tilapia, channel catfish, hybrid striped bass, baitfish production, production of stocker fish, production of ornamental fish, and pond and lake management.


The Southern Shrimp Alliance is a dynamic alliance of eight southern coastal states from North Carolina to Texas, representing the harvesters, processors, and distributors of American wild caught shrimp. The Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA) is an organization of shrimp fishermen, shrimp processors, and other members of the domestic industry in the eight warmwater shrimp producing states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas.


U.S. Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
The mission of the USAS is to "provide a national forum for the exchange of timely information among aquaculture researchers, students and industry members in the United States. To accomplish this mission, the USAS will sponsor and convene workshops and meetings, foster educational opportunities and publish aquaculture-related materials important to U.S. aquaculture development."


U.S. Trout Farmers Association
Charles Town, West Virginia, USA
USTFA is the oldest commercial aquaculture trade organization in the United States. It was organized in 1954 by a group of trout farmers interested in creating a strong, unified voice for the national trout industry. It has grown steadily ever since and now has members in nearly every state and some foreign countries.


Vermont Aquaculture Association
Montpelier, Vermont, USA
C/O Culture Tools
P.O.Box 132
Monkton, VT 05469
Tel. (802) 453-5784
Fax. 802.453.4564


Virginia Aquaculture Association
Bremo Bluff, Virginia, USA
Advocate just and proper laws and regulations that may be necessary for the advancement, promotion, expansion, and well-being of the aquaculture and mariculture businesses in Virginia


Washington Fish Growers Association
Rochester, Washington, USA


Wisconsin Aquaculture Association
Bayfield, Wisconsin, USA
WAA works closely with the University of Wisconsin-Ext Aquaculture Specialists, who were hired in 2007. Over the past years, with the help of the Aquaculture Specialists, WAA has expanded its involvement in farmer training and presence within Wisconsin by participating in many events, including Beginning Aquaculture workshops, and farmer oriented workshops such as Pond Fertilization, Yellow Perch Culture, RAS Culture, Feed Training, Rules, to name a few. WAA has also promoted Wisconsin aquaculture by attending events including Farm Tech Days, the Legislative Brunch, the Wisconsin Association of Agriculture Educators Conference, and others.


World Aquaculture Society
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
The World Aquaculture Society was founded in 1969 as the World Mariculture Society. Since it’s beginning the membership in WAS has grown to more than 3,000 members in about 100 countries representing the global aquaculture community. In order to meet the expanding international nature of the Society and to address specific needs in various areas of the world, the WAS has created Chapters in the United States, Japan, Korea, Latin American and Caribbean region and the Asian-Pacific region. The WAS is associated with other aquaculture associations such as the Aquaculture Association of Canada, Aquaculture Association of South Africa, Aquaculture without Frontiers, Asian Fisheries Society, Brazilian Society of Aquaculture and Aquatic Biology, China Society of Fisheries, Egyptian Aquaculture Society, European Aquaculture Society, Indonesian Aquaculture Society, Korean Aquaculture Society, Malaysian Fisheries Society, Society of Aquaculture Professionals (India) and Spanish Society of Aquaculture. Through its diverse membership and international networks, the WAS provides leadership for enhanced international communications, collaboration and information exchange. The World Aquaculture Society is a dynamic organization capable of responding to change and is recognized for its professional credibility in aquaculture science, technology and education.


International Salmon Farmers Association - Aquaculture, or fish farming is centuries old. Salmon farming began in Norway approximately 40 years ago but it has become an economic driver and social mainstay of coastal and rural communities all over the world – in countries like Canada, the United States, Chile, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Ireland and the Faroe Islands. Salmon farming currently employs thousands of people, generates billions of dollars into local economies and provides leadership and training opportunities for young people so that they can work and raise families in their home communities. Farmed salmon has also become a staple part of a healthy, nutritious and affordable diet for people of all ages.


Aquaculture Stewardship Council
The ASC's mission is to transform aquaculture towards environmental sustainability and social responsibility using efficient market mechanisms that create value across the chain.



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