Aquaculture

Catfish Pond (Copyright IStock).The farming of finfish, shellfish and other aquatic animals has become big business during the past 20 years. Recent developments include production of aquatic plants, organic production (non-U.S.), and fish/plant integrated systems.

Agricultural Marketing Resource Center.

Reports on the aquaculture industry, explores small-scale aquaculture and describes how to market products. Profiles more than 15 farmed species.

eXtension Foundation.

This interactive learning resource delivers news, factsheets, articles, lessons, and expert answers to questions. Land-grant university experts provide resources on freshwater cultured species, culture systems, recreational ponds and fish health to commercial or prospective aquaculture producers, Extension Educators and secondary school teachers.

eXtension Foundation.

This interactive learning resource delivers news, factsheets, articles, lessons, and expert answers to questions. Land-grant university experts provide resources on marine aquaculture topics including getting started in aquaculture, finfish, shellfish, marine species, aquaculture feeds, permitting and policy, business planning, environmental interactions, risk management, marketing, and seafood health benefits.

Cooperative Extension Service.

Workshop sessions covered Species, Systems, Aquaponics (system design and management), and Aquaculture Business Management. Webinar recordings, PDF copies of the presentation, and reference materials are available.

Interagency Working Group on Aquaculture

This 2014 catalog, developed in accordance with the National Aquaculture Act of 1980 (16 U.S.C. 2801, et seq.), describes Federal programs and activities "that directly or indirectly encourage, support, or assist U.S. aquaculture." Prepared by the Interagency Working Group on Aquaculture (formerly the Joint Subcommittee on Aquaculture) under the National Science and Technology Council’s Life Sciences Subcommittee.  Please note:  Websites and/or programs may have changed.  Conduct a web search for the Federal Government Agency and/or the aquaculture program name to locate current information on these programs.

National Center for Appropriate Technology. ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service.

Explores important considerations that must be weighed when planning an aquaculture enterprise and provides a list of resources and contacts for additional information.

Texas A&M University. AgriLife Extension Service.

Many topic pages that collect documents, tools and other sources of online information from U.S. universities. Special sections highlight aquaculture apps, how-to videos and youth resources.

Froese, R.; Pauly, D.

Searchable database contains more than 30,000 fish species known to science for professionals such as research scientists, fisheries managers and zoologists. FishBase was developed at the WorldFish Center in collaboration with the FAO and many other partners.

National Sea Grant Library.

Contains documents relating to aquaculture and arranged into the following subject areas: general, open ocean, cage/net pen culture, recirculating systems, stock enhancement, laws/regulations, and design/construction. Some documents are available online, others may be borrowed or ordered.

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