The CAA Officers, who govern the association, are elected by the CAA Board of Directors.

Board of Directors

The CAA Board of Directors, elected by CAA members, is assisted by senior advisors who contribute wisdom and experience to the Board’s deliberations as well as provide liaison with the University of California and other institutions in California.

  • Zack Beer

    The Fishery
  • Don Crain

    Crain Fisheries
  • Greg Dale

    Pacific Seafood
  • Mark Drawbridge

    Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute
  • Iva Gaglione

    Star Milling Company
  • Gregg Leonard

    Freshwater Fish Company
  • Tony Vaught

    Professional Aquaculture Services
  • Jackie Zimmerman

  • Cameron Eglington

    Blue Beyond Fisheries
  • Michael Graham

    Sustainable Seaculture Technologies
  • Tony Schuur

    Aquaculture Management Services


CAA professional staff includes an Executive Director who conducts the daily business of the association and a Legislative Advocate responsible for monitoring the activities of the California State Legislature and other government agencies.

CAA Committees, comprised of Officers, staff, and Advisors include:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

General association administration and management, bylaws and committee management, financial administration, to provide general association direction.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Legislative monitoring, public policy, and action outreach, to continually communicate with and establish relationships with legislators and commissioners, all media and other communication and interviews regarding government affairs.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

All events including, but not limited to, conferences, meetings, state fair, etc., advertising and public outreach, growth and sustainability of association, California aquaculture industry census and industry support, all media and other general communication and interviews (excluding topics related to government affairs), member outreach.

Want to Get Involved?

All CAA members are encouraged to become involved, in any capacity, with the association. If interested, please email us.

Producer and Associate members are eligible for nomination to the Board of Directors.

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