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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Catfish Farmers of America
1100 Hwy, 82 East, Ste. 202
Indianola, MS 38751, USA
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
Research Assistant Professor/Extension Specialist, Aquaculture
Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture
2-51 East Dirac Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32310-3760
Tel: (850) 488-0163; Fax: (850) 922-3671
Ocean State Aquaculture Association
Robert B. Rheault
PO Box 2031
Kingston, RI 02881
Tel: (401) 783-6007 or (401) 783-3360
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.