The Kansas Aquaculture Association had its beginning in 1964 when a group of interested fish farmers got together and formed the Kansas Commercial Fish Growers Association. Their primary concerns were to encourage development of the aquaculture industry in Kansas and to eliminate unnecessary restrictions regarding private fish culture in the state.
Currently, we are a diverse group of people that has a strong interest in some phase of aquaculture. Some of us produce food fish, some stocker fish for recreation, and some baitfish. Others are fee fishing operators, fish haulers, hobby farmers, researchers, and educators.
Our organization plan revolves around a Board of Directors elected by the membership. We are incorporated in the State of Kansas and are affiliated with the North Central Regional Aquaculture Center.
- Promote, encourage, and facilitate the growing, sales, and consumption of fishes and other aquaculture commodities.
- Improve the quality and efficiency of producing and marketing of fishes and other aquaculture commodities.
- Encourage the elimination of controls and requirements that are unnecessary and wasteful to industry.
- Promote integrity and ethical dealings in the promotion and sales of high quality products and services.
- Promote interaction among members through mutual support and discussion of ideas.
- Transfer information through annual meetings and occasional newsletters.