Office of Aquaculture
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
NOAA Fisheries Service
1315 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910

U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20250
Tel:  (202) 720-2791

Regulations and Permits

Considering culturing fish in cages, a recirculating system or a raceway? Large facilities may need to obtain a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit. For more information, see the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency web site on aquatic animal production industry effluent guidelines at

Extension and Education

For information on a national level, the USDA eXtension freshwater aquaculture web site provides research-based information –

Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture
The Oceanic Institute 41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy
Waimanalo, HI 96795
Tel: (808) 956-3385 / Fax: (808) 259-8395

Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center
University of Maryland
2113 Animal Sciences Building
College Park, MD 20742-2317
Tel: 301-405-6085 / Fax. 301-314-9412

North Central Regional Aquaculture Center
Iowa State University
339 Science II
Ames, IA 50011-3221
Tel: (515) 294-4622 / Fax: (515) 294-2995

Southern Regional Aquaculture Center
Delta Research and Extension Center
Mississippi State University
127 Experiment Station Road
P.O. Box 197
Stoneville, Mississippi  38776
Tel: 662-686-3285 /  Fax: 662-686-3320

Western Regional Aquaculture Center 
University of Washington School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
1122 NE Boat St
Seattle, WA 98105
Fax: 206-685-4674

Associations and Organizations

American Tilapia Association
111 W. Washington Street, Suite 1
Charles Town, WV 25414-1529
Tel: 304-728-2175 / Fax: 304-728-2196

National Aquaculture Association
PO Box 1647
Pine Bluff, Arkansas, 71613
Tel: 870-850-7900 / Fax: 870-850-7902

National Association of State Aquaculture Coordinators (NASAC)

National Fisheries Institute
7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 700
McLean, VA 22102
Tel: (703) 752-8880 / Fax: (703) 752-7583

State Aquaculture Associations in the Northeast Region

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