Aquaculture Resources

International Aquaculture Associations

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United States, an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization with a goal of reducing poverty and hunger through improving fisheries and aquaculture.

The World Aquaculture Society, an international organization focusing on high priority topics and emerging issues within the global aquaculture community.

The Global Aquaculture Alliance, a non-profit trade association dedicated to environmentally and socially sound aquaculture practices.

United States Aquaculture Organizations, the aquaculture program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The National Aquaculture Association, which is a producer-based association dedicated to the establishment of national programs to continue the growth of the aquaculture industry and environmental stewardship and sustainability., a website sponsored by the National Fisheries Institute which is designed to educate individuals and organizations on seafood safety, sustainability, and nutrition., a website for the Aquacultural Engineering Society to provide a forum for the discussion of aquaculture-related engineering problems.

State/Regional Aquaculture Organizations, the website for the Massachusetts Aquaculture Association, a trade association designed to promote successful development of shellfish and fish farming impacting Massachusetts.

The website for the Oregon Aquaculture Association works to solve aquaculture industry issues, improve public education and conduct any activities required for the advancement of aquaculture in Oregon.

The Washington Fish Growers Association

The Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association, dedicated to conducting shellfish research and educating both public and private entities., a website for the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute which has a goal to assist those involved with the use and management marine resources in the Gulf and Caribbean region.

University Aquaculture Programs

The Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquaculture at the University of Auburn.

The Delaware Aquaculture Resource Center, associated with the University of Delaware.

The aquaculture website for Alaska’s Marine Advisory Program, a statewide, university-based effort to facilitate proper use of Alaska’s marine and coastal natural resources.

The University of Idaho Aquaculture Research Institute


Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, Inc., an Alaskan organization designed to enhance salmon fisheries.

The Catfish Institute, which works to promote the health and taste of U.S. farm-raised catfish for home and restaurant consumption.

The Marine Aquarium Council, whose stated mission is to conserve marine ecosystems through the promotion of a responsible aquarium trade.

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