The mission of the USAS is to "provide a national forum for the exchange of timely information among aquaculture researchers, students and industry members in the United States. To accomplish this mission, the USAS will sponsor and convene workshops and meetings, foster educational opportunities and publish aquaculture-related materials important to U.S. aquaculture development."

 President's Column

This quarter the USAS board has been hard at work getting our new website up and running.  One of the tabs is an “In the News” segment that links to articles that feature US Aquaculture products and industry news.  Two of the November articles reference positive growth in aquaculture in the United States which is encouraging, and a third article references a survey that concludes that 47% of the US public view aquaculture negatively.  Almost all of the negativity is associated with public perception of farm conditions, human health effects from eating farmed products and concern about the use of feeds and antibiotics.  This misperception about our products suggests that we have some work to do communicating the benefits, safety and quality of US farmed products.  more