The California Aquaculture Association promotes commercial production of plants and animals in aquatic systems to satisfy the needs of consumers for wholesome products that are produced by sustainable means conserving California’s land and water resources.
What about sustainability?
With a feed conversion ratio near 1:1, aquaculture is one of the most sustainable and efficient methods of protein production. And feed producers are committed to continually lowering the amount of fishmeal used, making fish farming that much more sustainable.
Should I buy local?
Yes. U.S. aquaculture producers must adhere to strict environmental and product safety rules and regulations. So you can rest assured knowing that the fish you’re eating is safe. (By the way, over 90% of the seafood consumed in the U.S. is imported. So, whenever possible, buy local.)
What do California Aquaculture Association members grow?
California Aquaculture Association (CAA) producers grow a variety of fish, shellfish, and aquatic plants including abalone, algae, bass, bluegill, carp, catfish, caviar, mussels, oysters, perch, salmon (outside of California), seaweed, sturgeon, tilapia, trout, and more.