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NCRAC provides more introductory resources about aquaculture. The site also provides more links to aquaculture-related organizations.

American Fisheries Society

The American Fisheries Society is a professional society for those interested in aquaculture and fish biology. Their website contains resources (including fish-related publications), job offerings, and membership opportunities.

National Aquaculture Association

The National Aquaculture Association (NAA) is a U.S. producer-based association dedicated to the establishment of national programs that further the common interest of our membership, both as individual producers and as members of the aquaculture industry. We are committed to the continued growth of our industry, to working with the federal government to create a climate conducive to our success, and to fostering cost-effective environmental stewardship and sustainability.

The World Aquaculture Society

The World Aquaculture Society is dedicated to educating aquaculturists around the world. Their website includes links to events the WAS is hosting around the world, research publications, and job opportunities.

NOAA Office of Aquaculture

The mission of the Office of Aquaculture is to foster marine aquaculture that creates employment and business opportunities in coastal communities; provides safe, sustainable seafood; and supports healthy ocean populations and ecosystems. Aquaculture is one of a range of technologies needed to meet increasing global demand for seafood, support commercial and recreational fisheries, and restore species and marine habitat.


The Aquatic Animal Drug Approval Partnership (AADAP) Program is a broad, partnership-based program of national scope located in Bozeman, Montana. Public and private aquaculture in the United States has struggled for many years because of a severe shortage of FDA approved drugs and therapeutants for use in aquatic species. This situation has jeopardized the health and fitness of aquatic species held in captivity, many of which are key to restoration, recovery, and management activities by the FWS and its many partners.

Great Lakes Fishery Commission

The Great Lakes Fishery Commission was established in 1955 by the Canadian/U.S. Convention on Great Lakes Fisheries. The commission coordinates fisheries research, controls the invasive sea lamprey, and facilitates cooperative fishery management among the state, provincial, tribal, and federal management agencies.