Minnesota Aquaculture Contacts

Agencies / Regulatory

Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Tel: 651-201-6000 / 800-967-2474
625 Robert St. N,
St. Paul, MN 55155-2538
Email: mda.info@state.mn.us

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-4040
Tel: (651) 296-6157 / (888) 646-6367
Email: info.dnr@state.mn.us

Business Development

The Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture has a Value Added Grant that can help cost share the cost of business planning http://www.mda.state.mn.us/grants/grants/~/media/Files/grants/ag03230valueaddedx.ashxIt

This grant can also cover some of the equipment costs relating to the implementation of the business plan.


  1. Would like to know more about fish farming . I have a a 16000+ sq ft poultry barn that I am no longer using for poultry. I would like to use it to raise fish if possible.

    • Kevin that is totally possible. I’m located in minneapolis and I’m starting a small scale aquaponics business. If you want some help let me know.

      • I am also working on starting an aquaponic business in southern MN and any help you could provide me in research would be amazing.

  2. Hi I’m interesting in aquaponic business, I’m new to the field but I do understand how aquaponic works and benefits. I need more informations on how to get the business up. Anything would be very helpful.

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