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Connecticut Tilapia Farming


Tilapia farming in Connecticut falls under the joint administration of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and Department of Agriculture for the necessary permits and certificates.  There are limited specific regulations however Agriculture activities fall under regulations tailored for commercial or industrial operations.  Basically all withdrawals of water are reviewed and all discharges are reviewed and permitted.  Sources of fish stocks imported are permitted and reviewed.  Lastly any processing or sales require review by  Conusmer Protection, Public Health, And Agriculture.

Connecticut Aquaculture Contacts

Agencies / Regulatory

Connecticut Department of Agriculture
Bureau of Aquaculture & Laboratory
P.O. Box 97
Milford, CT 06460
Phone: (203) 874-0696 / Fax (203) 783-9976

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
79 Elm St.
Hartford, CT 06106-5127
Tel: 860-424-3000
Email: deep.webmaster@ct.gov

Affiliated Associations

Connecticut Aquaculture Association
c/o Connecticut Seafood Council
129 Ardmore Road
West Hartford, CT 06119
Tel. (860) 523-8705 / Fax. 860.523.8960
Email: ctseafoodcouncil@aol.com
Contact: Barbara Gordon, Executive Director