Aquaculture Research Programs
Applied aquaculture research and technology transfer at USDA has improved the international competitiveness and sustainability of U.S. aquaculture and reduced the dependency on imported seafood and threatened ocean fisheries.
- Agricultural Research Service (ARS) National Program 106
- Aquaculture Research Grants and Extension Programs
Aquaculture Data and Statistics
A variety of data and statistical reports have been published to examines the U.S. aquaculture industry, including production, inventory, sales, prices, inputs, and trade of catfish, trout, tilapia, salmon, mollusks, crawfish, shrimp, ornamental fish and new species.
- 2005 Census of Aquaculture
- Aquaculture Outlook
- Catfish Processing
- Catfish Production
- Catfish Feed Deliveries
Market Trends of Aquaculture
USDA provides background, data, and analysis on the domestic aquaculture industry and U.S. trade in aquacultural products.
Aquatic animals are grown in a wide variety of environments using different management and monitoring systems to provide consumers with consistently uniform, safe, and nutritious products.
These additional aquaculture resources provide information centers where more topics and information related to aquaculture can be found.
- The Agriculture Network Information Center (AGNIC)
- Agricultural Online Access (AGRICOLA)
- Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC)
- National Aquatic Animal Health Plan (PDF, 185KB)
- Aquatic Animal Health Research (Auburn, AL)
- Catfish Genetics Research Unit (Stoneville, MS)
- Harry K. Dupree Stuttgart National Aquaculture Research Center (Stuttgart, AR)
- National Center for Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture (Leetown, WV)
- National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center (Orono, ME)