The mission of the Texas Aquaculture Association (TAA) is to provide for an industry-wide exchange of information and to act as a voice of the industry in dealing with federal and state regulatory agencies.
Our members produce a variety of species, including bait fish, catfish, crawfish, redfish, marine shrimp, hybrid striped bass, tilapia, ornamental fish, and oysters.
Aquaculture is the rearing of plants or animals in water. While most production is for human consumption, aquaculture products are also used for livestock feeds, to enhance wild stocks, to mitigate climate change (carbon sequestration), in medicine, bioremediation, biofuels, etc. – the list goes on!
The U.S. imports over 85% of the seafood we consume. With demand for seafood increasing, and with the supply of wild caught fish being limited, aquaculture is an environmentally responsible method of protein production that will help meet this growing demand, mitigate climate change, and supplement fisheries in fresh and saltwater.