Conservation Training

Introduction to U.S. Aquaculture and NRCS’s role in Supporting Farmers of Fish, Shellfish, and Aquatic Plants

July 25, 2023

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Webinar

Join us for this webinar during which we will discuss the basics of U.S. Aquaculture and how existing NRCS conservation practices and activities can help address the needs of U.S. Aquaculture.

Participate in this webinar to learn about the U.S. aquaculture industry, including what species are grown, the variety of production systems utilized, the economic value of U.S. farmed seafood, and common environmental interactions. This resource is a helpful primer for USDA staff to quickly learn that “aquaculture is agriculture” and that U.S. aquaculture farmers face many of the same challenges as other livestock operations. Participants will learn about aquatic management practices that can be applied to typical aquaculture farms. The key considerations and requirements of NRCS conservation practice will be discussed.