Links & Resources
OIE (World Organization for Animal Health)
The OIE is the intergovernmental organization responsible for improving animal health worldwide. It establishes and publishes the internationally-recognized testing protocols utilized by Troutlodge for independent certification against aquatic animal diseases.
USDA - APHIS
United States Department of Agriculture - Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service
"Protecting American agriculture" is the basic charge of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). APHIS provides leadership in ensuring the health and care of animals and plants. The agency improves agricultural productivity and competitiveness and contributes to the national economy and the public health.
Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL)
The Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL) has a responsibility to provide appropriate, timely results to safeguard the health of livestock, pets, poultry, and fish in the Pacific Northwest and to protect the public from zoonotic diseases. It is a fully accredited aquatic animal health testing laboratory, and serves as the testing laboratory for Troutlodge's independent health certification program.
Industry Publications & Recommended Reading
Aquaculture Magazine Online provides information on FISH FARMING, FISH PROCESSING, FISH BREEDING and FISH RAISING (aquatic species including tilapia, trout, salmon, shrimp, catfish, crayfish, oysters, redclaw, hybrid striped bass, and shellfish). Topics include fish pond management, fish diseases, fish market trends, fish farm stocking, fish recirculating systems, fish statistics, fish selling, fish nutrition, fish feed, and more -- with a focus on U.S. and International aquaculture industry.
Aquafilia Magazine (France)
AquaFilia is the only one french speaking newspaper about aquaculture trade for France and all the french-speaking countries. It speaks to professionals, producers, transformers, students, and researchers. Each subject with regard to the profession is approached : upstream / downstream, marine fish or trout and salmon breeding, and much more. AquaFilia gets to the bottom of each of these subjects in the pages devoted to the current events of the aquaculture profession or in the articles written by specialists.
EUROFISH is an independent international organisation which became operational in 2002, succeeding the FAO EASTFISH project established in 1996. The mandate of EUROFISH is to assist the development of fisheries in Central and Eastern Europe focusing on trade and marketing, processing, and aquaculture.
Fischer & Teichwirt (German)
This German magazine looks at the issues important to the German and Austrian aquaculture and fisheries industries. "Der Verband der Bayerischen Berufsfischer e.V. stellt sich die Aufgabe, Fischzucht und Teichwirtschaft, Seen- und Flußfischerei in allen Belangen zu vertreten und zu fördern. Des Weiteren ist der Verband Herausgeber der Fachzeitschrift „FISCHER & TEICHWIRT."
Fish Farmer Magazine
This bi-monthly magazine, published by Special Publications of the United Kingdom, focuses on issues important to the global aquaculture industry, with a particular focus on the UK and the rest of Europe. In addition, their website provides daily coverage to the industry's most important breaking news.
Fish Farming International
Fish Farming International is read by decision makers working in every aspect of aquaculture. Many are fish farm owners and operators; others are involved in research, engineering, farm equipment supply, feed manufacturing, fish health, processing, education, administration and governmental bodies. For three decades Fish Farming International has reported on the global developments made in aquaculture. The industry has seen the paper grow to become its authoritative monthly trade newspaper. It is this experience, combined with a commitment to expansion, which gives the journal a unique position in the market.
Hatchery International is the only magazine focused exclusively on the early rearing (hatchery) side of the aquaculture industry, fisheries enhancement and recirculation technology. Six times a year we offer our readers the latest technical articles, product information, news and research from around the world.
Northern Aquaculture is a bi-monthly trade publication devoted to the growth of a strong, economically viable and environmentally conscious cold water aquaculture industry in North America. It covers the latest news in finfish and shellfish culture from both coasts as well as the central regions of North America. Species covered include salmon, trout, arctic charr, halibut and shellfish.
Cooperative Trout Enhancement Program (CTEP)
The Cooperative Trout Enhancement (CTEP) is a 501(c)3 organization that began as a pilot program with Spanaway Lake in the summer of 1999. Troutlodge, in a cooperation with the State of Washington Fish and Wildlife, started the program to enhance the fishing possibilities in several Washington State Lakes, and since its inception, CTEP has planted hundreds of lakes throughout the State of Washington.
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (Fish Division)
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife
Use this link to access the ODFW Fish Division site where you will find links to all of the rules & regulations, including permit applications, regarding live fish stocking in the State of Oregon.
WDFW - Stocking Permit Info
Washington State Department Of Fish & Wildlife
The following information is designed to provide guidance to avoid the most common mistakes made in pond management whether your pond is a wildlife sanctuary, an ornamental pond with a waterfall, a farm pond for livestock or an irrigation pond for agriculture or orchards.
WDFW – Map to Regional Offices
Washington State Department Of Fish & Wildlife
Use this link to find your WDFW regional office. Fish stocking permits must be submitted to your regional office, not to the WDFW headquarters in Olympia.
Colorado Aquaculture Association
The Colorado Aquaculture Association was formed to provide a credible and unified voice for its membership and advance their collective views. Active in state and federal legislative matters, the Association addresses issues that impact the aquaculture industry and actively fosters goodwill toward aquaculture producers and other supporting enterprises.
European Aquaculture Society
The EAS is a trade organization comprised of producers, researchers, and suppliers with the objectives of promoting contacts between all involved or interested in marine and freshwater aquaculture; facilitating the circulation of aquaculture related information; promoting the sponsorship of multi-disciplinary research concerning aquaculture; and enhancing cooperation among governmental, scientific and commercial organizations and individuals on all matters dealing with aquaculture.
National Aquaculture Association
The National Aquaculture Association aims to provide a unified national voice for aquaculture that ensures its sustainability, protects its profitability, and encourages its development in an environmentally responsible manner.
Oregon Aquaculture Association
Oregon Aquaculture Association is a non-profit organization with the purpose of achieving the following goals: Providing a medium of exchange of experiences and discussions of industry problems; promoting public education; advocating just and proper laws and regulations that impact aquaculture; recommending research and education initiatives to research facilities and universities that will meet the current and future needs of the aquaculture industry; and conducting any and all activities necessary for the advancement, promotion, expansion and well-being of the aquaculture industry in Oregon.
United States Trout Farmers Association
USTFA is the oldest commercial aquaculture trade organization in the United States. It was organized in 1954 by a group of trout farmers interested in creating a strong, unified voice for the national trout industry. It has grown steadily ever since and now has members in nearly every state and many foreign countries.
Virginia Aquaculture Association
The Virginia Aquaculture Association exists to advance the interests of its members by advocating just and proper laws and regulations, conducting and supporting activities to assist in the development of aquaculture businesses in Virginia, supporting youth aquaculture initiatives, compiling and communicating research needs, promoting the products and services of its members, and promoting public education.
Washington Fish Growers Association
The Washington Fish Growers Association (WFGA) is a trade association dedicated to promoting the development of aquaculture within the State of Washington, and is open to anyone interested in joining in its mission. The website provides daily links to all of the most important stories in aquaculture and fisheries from all around the globe.
Wisconsin Aquaculture Association
The Wisconsin Aquaculture Association is industry led and producer centered, focusing on promoting, educating and advocating for economic vitality and environmental sustainability; organizing for opportunity, representation and responsibility of each diverse and active aspect of honorable aquacultural practice, for all species, issues, activities and sizes of operation; interacting with government agencies, related associations, industries, and other groups; and meeting on a regular basis to conduct association business, network and socialize.
World Aquaculture Society
The World Aquaculture Society (WAS) is an international non-profit organization with over 3,000 members in about 100 countries. Founded in 1969, the primary focus of WAS is to strengthen and facilitate communication and information exchange on high priority topics and emerging issues within the diverse global aquaculture community.