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The National Aquaculture Association: Industry’s best kept secret weapon?

by Bob Robinson

PINE BLUFF, AR – Recently I came to the revelation that many of the domestic producers I encounter in the course of my travels are not aware of the scope of work that the National Aquaculture Association (NAA) is doing on their behalf to help the industry grow and prosper.

Having served on the NAA board of directors (as does FFN Publisher Rick Martin, for full discolure here) for a number of years, I am frankly astounded that the association does not have more members.

But then, much of what NAA does is often behind the scenes, making the association a sort of industry “secret weapon” at times.

I’ll admit I’m not impartial, but I think anyone who grows fish in this country, or has a vested industry in seeing US fish farming succeed, ought to be a member of NAA.

As you can imagine, because of the diverse nature of the domestic aquaculture industry – many species, many culturing methods, serving many markets, over a vast geographic span – the NAA’s task of speaking for, and promoting growth of, US aquaculture is not easy…


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