Business Planning

Pennsylvania State University. Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension.

Overview of the industry including statistics, market research, planning and permits, and facilities and equipment.

Southern Regional Aquaculture Center.

Access full-text publications on information about the realities and potential when getting started in aquaculture and small scale, on-farm fish processing.

Is Aquatic Farming for You?  ( pdf | 24 KB )

Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center.

Self-test and checklist to determine whether aquaculture is appropriate for you.

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.

North Central Regional Aquaculture Center.

Helps in determining the organizational structure for aquaculture operations of varied sizes - from small part-time farms to very large operations - including sole proprietorship, partnerships (general and limited) and corporations (regular and subchapter-S).

University of Connecticut. Connecticut Sea Grant. Cooperative Extension Service.

Lists elements of an aquaculture business proposal for presentation to a financial institution.

University of Connecticut. Connecticut Sea Grant. Cooperative Extension Service.

Provides a short overview of financing options for aquaculture operations and contacts in Connecticut for additional assistance. Many of the helpful organizations listed have offices or counterparts in other states.