In a time when fish from oceans and other waterways are being harvested at unsustainable rates, aquaculture has become the fastest growing food production industry in the world, and a major industry in the United States. But less than one percent of the farm-raised seafood consumed in the U.S. is produced in the Midwest. Through workshops, educational materials, and one-on-one interactions, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant is helping aquaculture producers in the two states define markets and create value-added opportunities for their products.



Aquaculture Economics & Marketing Resources
The proximity of Illinois and Indiana to many major markets, and the abundance of natural and agricultural resources provide great long-term opportunities for aquaculture farms and businesses. Whether you are an aquaculture producer or you are thinking of getting into an aquaculture business, find the best information to ensure a productive, innovative, and profitable aquaculture enterprise.

Growing Aquaculture in Indiana
IISG, Indiana Soybean Alliance, Purdue University, and the Indiana Aquaculture Association, Inc. have launched a strategic initiative to grow the Indiana aquaculture industry. The initiative is designed to integrate and coordinate Indiana’s aquaculture policies, research, and outreach to advance aquaculture production in the state.

Research Projects

Energy efficient and sustainable aquaculture water treatment using microbial fuel cells and membrane-supported biofilms
Robert Nerenberg, University of Notre Dame

Assessing consumer preferences and demand for fish: a market analysis of the Midwest aquaculture industry
David Ortega, Purdue University

Stress Tolerance and Immunocompetence of Sunshine Bass: Use of Natural Source Vitamin E as a Nutriceutical in Aquaculture
Jesse Trushenski, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

More IISG Aquaculture research projects


Aquaponics - YouTube
Aquaculture video: cage culture in Indiana
The Aquaculture Marketing Handbook
A Guide to Marketing for Small-Scale Aquaculture Producers
More Aquaculture products

Web Links

USDA Regional Aquaculture Centers

Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility-Wisconsin
Ohio Center for Aquaculture Development
Indiana Fish Farming Information
Michigan Aquaculture


Kwamena Quagrainie
Aquaculture Marketing Specialist

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