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Aquaculture-Online Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Ft. Pierce, Florida, USA

Aquaculture: sources of information University of Tasmania, Australia

U.S. National Aquaculture Centers

Office of Aquaculture
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Cooperative State Research Service
Aerospace Center, Suite 342
Washington, DC 20250-2200
Tel: (202) 401-4929; Fax: (202) 401-5179

Aquaculture Information Center
National Agricultural Library
Beltsville, MD 20705-2351
Tel: (301) 504-5558

The Aquaculture Information Center (AIC) was formally established at the National Agriculture Library (NAL) by Congressional mandate through the National Aquaculture Improvement Act of 1985. The AIC serves as a national clearinghouse for aquaculture information and provides materials to a variety of clientele, including aquafarmers, consumers, industry personnel, educators, govemment agencies, associations, libraries, the media, students, scientists, and prospective farmers.

AquaNIC

The Aquaculture Network Information Center is located at Purdue University and contains extensive aquaculture-related resources.

The FDA Office of Seafood contacts for Aquaculture are:

Dr. George P. Hoskin at 202-418-3196
E-mail: GPH@fdacf.ssw.dhhs.gov

Mr. Kim R. Young
E-mail: KRY@fdacf.ssw.dhhs.gov

Postal address is:
Office of Seafood
Food Drug Administration
200 "C" Street, SW
Washington, DC 20204

U.S. Regional Aquaculture Centers

The Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
Tel: (508) 999-8157; Fax: (508) 999-8590

The Southern Regional Aquaculture Center
Delta Research and Extension Center
Mississippi State University
P.O. Box 197
Stoneville, MS 38776
Tel: (601) 686-9311; Fax: (601) 686-9744

The North Central Regional Aquaculture Center
Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
Tel: (517) 353-1961; Fax: (517) 353-7181

Western Regional Aquaculture Center
University of Washington
School of Fisheries, Box 357980
Seattle, WA 98195-7980
Tel: (206) 543-4290; Fax: (206) 685-4674

The Tropical and Subtropical Regional Aquaculture Center
University of Hawaii and the Oceanic Institute
Makapuu Point
Waimanalo, HI 96794
Tel: (808) 259-7951; Fax: (808) 259-8395

Aquaculture Systems Research Unit
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Box 4912, 1200 N. University
Pine Bluff, AR 71611

Contact: Dr. Donald Freeman
501-543-8128 (voice)
501-543-8116 (fax)
e-mail: D1freeman@attmail.com

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) Center of Excellence for Aquaculture and Fisheries have entered into a cooperative partnership to promote and facilitate the expansion of aquaculture in Arkansas and surrounding areas of the Mississippi Delta. The ARS Aquaculture Systems Research Unit was established at UAPB in July 1994 to conduct studies that address both production and postharvest issues.

The mission of the ARS Unit is to evaluate and develop new components of aquaculture production systems to improve the efficiency of freshwater fish farming including cultural and processing methods to enhance and sustain product quality. Initial research will focus on assessing various production scenarios, including stocking and feeding strategies, that optimize profit potential for production of channel catfish. Improving and developing postharvest development of value-added products from non-traditional fish such as carp, also will be emphasized in allied research studies.

Pacific Regional Aquaculture Information Service for Education

Directory of State Aquaculture Coordinators and Contacts

Directory of Primary Extension Specialists for Aquaculture

USDA-APHIS Veterinary Services has offices in the following states and
persons who have been designated as aquaculture coordinators. Please
use the following information if you desire to contact the office
nearest you to request any assistance or information about APHIS
programs and services for the aquaculture industry.

For additional information refer to the list of local state

Veterinary Services Aquaculture Coordinators or contact:
Otis Miller, Jr.
National Aquaculture Coordinator
National Animal Health Programs
USDA-APHIS Veterinary Services
Tel. 301/734-7727
email: omiller@aphis.usda.gov

U.S. National Aquaculture Organizations

American Alligator Farmers Association
5145 Harvey Tew Road
Plant City, FL 33565
Tel: (813) 752-2836; Fax: (813) 754-3595

American Fisheries Society
5410 Grosvenor Lane
Suite 110
Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
Tel: 301-897-8616; Fax: 301-897-8096

American Tilapia Association
111 W. Washington Street, Suite 1
Charles Town, WV , USA25414-1529
Tel. 304-728-2175; Fax. 304-728-2196

The American Tilapia Association (ATA) mission is to support and facilitate the growth of Tilapia production and consumption in the United States. The ATA is a non-profit organization with goals in education, regulatory compliance and support for research. The ATA encourages industry communications and networking and provides information about Tilapia to its members, to government, and to seafood consumers and distributors. The ATA is a member of the National Aquaculture Association (NAA) and is open to membership worldwide.

Aquaculture Council
National Fisheries Institute
2000 M Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20036, USA
Tel: (202) 296-5090; Fax: (202) 296-3663

Associated Koi Clubs of America, Inc.
15407 Menlo Ave.
Gardena, CA 90297, USA
Tel: 310-532-7208

Catfish Farmers of America
1100 Hwy, 82 East, Ste. 202
Indianola, MS 38751, USA
Tel: 601-887-2699

The Catfish Institute
P.O. Box 247
Belzoni, MS 39038, USA
Tel: 601-247-4913

Geothermal Aquaculture Research Foundation
1321 Warm Springs Ave.
Boise, Idaho 83712, USA
E-Mail: algae@cyberhighway.net

National Aquaculture Association
P.O. Drawer 1569
Shepherdstown, WV 25443, USA
Tel: 304-876-2251

National Aquaculture Council
1525 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22209, USA
Tel: 703-524-8884

National Shellfisheries Association
Natural Science Division
Southampton College
Southampton, NY 11968, USA
Tel: (516) 287-8418; Fax: (516) 287-8419

Striped Bass Growers Association
P.O. Box 5452
Raleigh, NC 27650-5452, USA

U.S. Aquaculture Suppliers Association
P.O. Box 24866
Little Rock, AR 72221, USA
Tel: 501-225-6102; Fax: 501-223-8230

United States Trout Farmers
P.O. Box 220
Harper's Ferry, WV 25425, USA
Tel: 304-876-6666; Fax: 304-876-0946

Regional Aquaculture Organizations

Pacific Coast Oyster Growers Association
Tim Smith
120 State Avenue, N.E. #142
Olympia, WA 98501-8212
Tel: (206) 459-2828; Fax: (206) 459-2829

Shellfish Institute of North America
Division of National Fisheries Institute
Suite 500
1525 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209
Tel: (703) 524-8883; Fax: (703) 524-4619

Shellfish Farmers Association
744 Tompkins Road
Melbourne, FL 32935-3952
Tel: (407) 254-6123

Southeastern Fisheries Association
1118 B Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Tel: (805) 224-0612; Fax: (805) 222-3663

Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association
2721 N. Tongass
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Tel: (907) 225-9605; Fax: (907) 225-1348

Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SPREDD)
Contact: Scott Soares
Tel: (508) 824-1367; Fax: (508) 880-7869
Email: srpedd@ici.net.

State Aquaculture Organizations

Alaskan Shellfish Growers Association
Jeff Hetrick
P.O. Box 7
Moose Pass, AK 99631
Tel: (907) 288-3688; Fax: (907) 288-3667

Arizona Aquaculture Association
4518 W. Sheridan
Phoenix, Arizona 85035
Tel: (602) 272-4518
Jimmy Joy - President
George Brooks, Jr. - Secretary
geobro@DELPHI.COM

Arizona Aquaculture

Information about aquaculture in Arizona
maintained by Kevin Fitzsimmons.

California Aquaculture Association
George Ray
P.O. Box 1004
Niland, CA 92257
Tel: (619) 359-3474

California Aquaculture

Catfish Farmers of Arkansas
Van Pennington
31 Linda Lane West
Vilonia, AR 72173
Tel: (501) 796-2539

Catfish Farmers of Mississippi
P.O. Box 1008
Indianola, MS 38751-1008
Tel: (601) 887-4842

Dakota Aquaculture Cooperative
John Leininger
Box 219
Carrington, ND 58421
Tel: (701) 652-1130; Fax: (701) 652-2055

Delaware Aquaculture Association
Aquafarm Products, Inc.
RD 2, Box 263
Dover, DE 19901
Tel: (302) 734-8884; Fax: (302) 734-4607

Delaware State University
Dept. of Agriculture & Natural Resources
1200 N. Dupont Hwy.
Dover, DE 19901-2277
Bill Daniels
Research Assistant Professor/Extension Specialist, Aquaculture
E-mail: wdaniels@dsc.edu

Florida Aquaculture
Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture
2-51 East Dirac Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32310-3760
Tel: (850) 488-0163; Fax: (850) 922-3671
E-mail: seafood@doacs.state.fl.us

Florida Aquaculture Association
P.O. Box 1519
Winter Haven, FL 33882
Tel: (941) 293-5710; Fax: (941) 299-5154

Florida Aquatic Plant Management Society
Wendy Andrew
10616 Bay Lake Road
Groveland, FL 34736
Tel: (407) 824-5484; Fax: (407) 824-7054

Florida Foodfish, Gamefish and Baitfish
Dugan Whiteside
P.O. Box 817
Hastings, FL 32145

Florida Tropical Fish Farms Association
P.O. Box 1519
Winter Haven, FL 33882
Tel: (941) 293-5710; Fax: (941) 299-5154

Hawaii Aquaculture Association
Linden Burzell
335 Merchant St., Room 348
Honolulu, HI 96813
Tel: (808) 587-0030; Fax: (808) 587-0033

Idaho Aquaculture Association
Don Campell
P.O. Box 28
Buhl, ID 83316
Tel: (208) 543-4387; Fax: (208) 543-9277

Illinois Aquaculture Industry Association
Dan Selock
Fisheries Research Lab
SIUC
Carbondale, IL 62901
Tel: (617) 453-6025; Fax: (618) 536-7761

Indiana Aquaculture Association
Ernie Bailey
1821 E. Co. Rd. 400 South
Greenburg, IN 47240
Tel: (812) 663-7109

Iowa Aquaculture Association
Myron Kloubec
Midwest Aquaculture Learning Center
1375 Baxter Ave NW
Amana, IA 52203
Tel: (319) 846-2077; Fax: (319) 846-8099

Kansas Commercial Fish Growers Association
Mark Hajek
RR 1, Box 216
Marion, KS 66861
Tel: (316) 382-2321

Kentucky Aquaculture Assoc.
Chris Kring
Kentucky Dept. of Agriculture
100 Fairoaks Lane, Suite 252
Frankfort, KY 40601

Louisiana Alligator Farmers & Ranchers Assoc.
1105 W. Port
Abbeville, LA 70510
Tel: (318) 898-4335; Fax: (318) 898-4309

Louisiana Aquaculture Assoc.
P.O. Box 16008
Baton Rouge, LA 70893
Tel: (504) 388-2152; Fax: (504) 388-2478

Louisiana Catfish Farmers Assoc., Inc.
P.O. Box 16011
Baton Rouge, LA 70893
Tel: (318) 724-7779; Fax: (504) 388-2478

Louisiana Crawfish Farmers Assoc.
Room 202 B Knapp Hall
Louisiana State Univ.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-1900
Tel: (504) 388-2152; Fax: (504) 388-2478

Louisiana Soft-Shell Crawfish Assoc.
P.O. Box 44509
Lafayette, LA 70504-4509
Tel: (318) 231-5239; Fax: (318) 231-5395

Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center
141 North Main St., Suite 203
Brewer, ME 04412
Tel: (207) 989-5310; Fax: (207) 989-5795
mike Hastings
MAIC Executive Director
E-mail: meaqua@mstf.or

Maryland Aquaculture Assn
Tom Hopkins
P.O. Box 129
Boyds, MD 20841-0129
Tel: (301) 353-0363; Fax: (301) 540-7322

Massachusetts Aquaculture Assoc.
Richard Nelson
P.O. Box 209
Barnstable, MA 02630
Tel: (508) 362-2511

Massachusetts Department of Food and Agriculture
100 Cambridge St. rm 2103
Boston, MA 02202
Scott J. Soares

Aquaculture Coordinator
Tel: 617-727-9800 x238
Fax: 617-727-7235
E-mail: ssoares@state.ma.us

Michigan Fish Growers Assoc.
Bob Baldwin
19465 200th Ave.
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Tel: (616) 796-2284; Fax: (616) 796-2284

Minnesota Aquaculture Assoc.
HC 83 Box 538
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Tel: (218) 543-6424

Missouri Aquaculture Association
P.O. Box 6864
Jefferson City, MO 65102-6864
Tel: (573) 526-6666

Missouri Fish Farmers Assoc.
Jeffrey Racy
P.O. Box 36
Columbia, MO 65205
Tel: (314) 348-2305; Fax: (314) 348-1895

Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority
73-4460 Queen Kaahumanu Hwy.
Ste. 101
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Tel: (808) 329-7341; Fax: (808) 326-3262
E-mail: nelha@ILHawaii.net

Nebraska Fish Farmers Assoc., Inc.
Wilbur G. Epp
Rt. 1, Box 199
Henderson, NE 68371
Tel: (402) 723-4210; Fax: (402) 723-4451

New Jersey Aquaculture Assoc.
1623 Whitesville Rd
Toms River, NJ 08755
Tel: (908) 349-1152; Fax: (908) 505-8941

New York State Aquaculture Assoc.
Norman Soule
P.O. Box 29
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Tel: (516) 692-6768

North Carolina Crawfish Producers Assoc.
P.O. Box 1030
Edenton, NC 27932
Tel: (919) 482-8431; Fax: (919) 482-4925

North Carolina Trout Growers Assoc.
Debra Sloan
22 Sugar Cove Road
Franklin, NC 28734
Tel: (704) 524-5020

Ocean State Aquaculture Association
Robert B. Rheault
PO Box 2031
Kingston, RI 02881
Tel: (401) 783-6007 or (401) 783-3360
E-mail: oysters@ids.net

The Ocean State Aquaculture Association is a non-profit corporation chartered to promote the interests of practicing commercial aquaculturists in Rhode Island through a program of public education and active participation in policy formation. Our goal is to introduce Rhode Islanders to the benefits and positive aspects of aquaculture through our newsletter, meetings, guest lectures, and demonstration projects. Copies of our by-laws are available on request.

If you would like information about joining the OSAA ($35 annual membership dues) or participating in any OSAA events please contact Robert Rheault at 783-3360.

Ohio Aquaculture Association
Jim Ebeling
Ohio State University
Piketon Research & Extension Center
1864 Shyville Road
Piketon, OH 45661
Tel: (614) 289-2071; Fax: (614) 289-4591

Oklahoma Aquaculture Association
Glen Gebhart
3810 S Sangre Road
Stillwater, OK 74074
Tel: (405) 377-0092

Pennsylvania Aquaculture Association
Charles Conklin
930 Tulpehocken Road
Richland, PA 17087
Tel: (717) 866-2461

Pennsylvania Trout Farmers Association
Charles Conklin
P.O. Box 484
Effort, PA 18330
Tel: (215) 681-6660

South Carolina Aquaculture Association
Betsy Sheehan
P.O. Box 11280
Columbia, SC 29211
Tel: (803) 734-2210; Fax: (803) 734-2192

South Carolina Aquatic Plant Management Society
Tommy Bowen
13339 Hagers Ferry Road
Huntersville, SC 28078
Tel: (704) 875-5422; Fax: (704) 875-5038

South Carolina Crawfish Growers
215 Stockton Road
Rembert, SC 29128
Tel: (803) 432-5312

Tennessee Aquaculture Association
Thomas Mitchell
88 Greenbriar Road
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
Tel: (615) 762-2672

Texas Aquaculture Association
P.O. Box 13285
Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711
Tel: (512) 474-4600; Fax: (512) 345-7869

Aquatic Plant Section
Rt. 2, Box 65
Marion, TX 78124
Tel: (512) 659-5841

Crawfish Section
Box 289
Winnie, TX 77665
Tel: (409) 296-4533

Ornamental/Tropical Section
114 W. Crews
Karnes City, TX 78118
Tel: (210) 780-4356

Shrimp Farmers Section
Rt. 2, Box 442-E
San Benito, TX 78586
Tel: (210) 748-2333; Fax: (210) 748-3600

The Aquaculture Coalition [TAC]
POB 208
Salem. MA 01970
Contact: Jill Fallon
508/745-3329; fax 508/745-9206
email: JFallon441@aol.com

Utah Aquaculture Association
Mark Leavitt / Esther Williams
3700 E. Glenwood Road
Richfield, UT 84701
Tel: (801) 836-2485; Fax: (801) 836-2489

Vermont Aquaculture Association
Roger Wallace, President
PO Box 132
Monkton, Vt 05469
Tel: (802) 453-5784
Fax: (802) 453-4564
E-mail: cct@madriver.com

Virginia Fish Farmer's Association
Ralph E. McLaughlin President
6303 Hopewell Rd.
New Kent, Va. 23124
804-932-4377
E-Mail ralphmcl@aol.com

Virginia Seafood Research and Extension Center
Virginia Tech
PO Box 369
Hampton, VA 23666
Michael H. Schwarz
Aquaculture Specialist
Tel: 757-727-4861
Fax: 757-727-4871
E-mail: mschwarz@vt.edu

Virginia Shellfish Growers Association
Chip Petre
421-B Messick Road
Poquoson, VA 23662
Tel: (804) 868-6058

Virginia Trout Farmers Association
Bryan Plemmons
Route 1 Box 151
Goshen, VA 24439
Tel: (703) 997-5461

Washington Farmed Salmon Commission
P.O. Box 5305
Bellingham, WA 98227
Tel: (206) 671-1997; Fax: (206) 671-2271

Washington Fish Growers Association
10420 173rd Avenue, S.W.
Rochester, WA 98579
Tel: (206) 273-5890; Fax: (206) 273-6577

Wisconsin Aquaculture Association
Box 15
Lewis, WI 54851
Tel: (715) 653-2271