July 17, 2023 USTFA

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

Courtesy of NAA:

On July 25th at 2pm EST, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and NAA are collaborating to host a webinar that will give an overview of U.S. Aquaculture and how existing NRCS conservation practices and activities can help address the needs of farmers. The webinar will also become permanently available as a training resource for USDA NRCS staff.


  • Gene Kim, PhD, National Water Quality Specialist/National Aquatic Ecologist, USDA NRCS, Washington, DC
  • Charlie Culpepper, Director of Membership Recruitment and Public Outreach, National Aquaculture Association, Gulf Shores, AL


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.

July 25, 2023 at 2pm EST

To Join:
Visit the webinar announcement page to join the event. No registration is required.