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.
News and Events
The California Aquaculture Association (CAA) Board of Directors has elected the following Officers for 2018: Chairman of the Board Tony Schuur, Aquaculture Management Services President Vacant President…
Tony Vaught, aquaculturist and longtime CAA Board member will be the Keynote Speaker at next week’s 68th Annual Northwest Fish Culture Concepts workshop in Redding, CA
Tony Vaught’s Topic: Private and Public Aquaculture/Benefits for society (food production, recreation, collaborations) Conference information: 68th Annual North West Fish Culture Concepts Workshop Conservation, Mitigation, &…