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States Trout Farmers Association, 2008
WHO WE ARE
USTFA is the oldest commercial aquaculture trade organization
in the United States. It was organized in 1954 by a group of trout farmers interested in
creating a strong, unified voice for the national trout industry. It has grown steadily
ever since and now has members in nearly every state and some foreign countries. In 1956
the association began publishing the first magazine in commercial aquaculture,
News & American Fishes.
is currently the official
newsletter of the U.S. Trout Farmers Association, and is published quarterly.
which replaced its forerunners U.S. Trout News & American Fishes
and U.S. Trout News in 1977, is no longer published.
Membership in the Association includes
individuals and companies engaged in producing, raising, processing, and marketing trout
for eggs, broodstock, recreation, and food. Suppliers of products and services important to
the commercial trout industry are also an important segment of the membership. Every
association member receives a subscription to
Trout Talk, a free
listing within the
Product & Services Directory, reduced
rates at annual meetings and on promotional materials, and email alerts
and updates from the National Aquaculture Association through USTFA's
membership in that association. Patron and Active members receive a member in good standing
sign for posting at their business site.
to protect and ensure the best interests of trout farmers in the United States on
legislative and marketing fronts
to promote all aspects of the trout industry in the United States
to cooperate with others on matters affecting the business and common interests of the
to serve as a medium for exchange of ideas and for dissemination of information
pertinent to fish farming to members and to the public
to establish the image of a fairly-priced, quality product in the market place.
to foster cordial relations among the membership
United States Trout Farmers Association is governed by a ten-member
Board of Directors. A President, President-Elect, two regional Vice-Presidents, a Secretary and Treasurer are elected from the board
each year to serve as the Association's officers.
addition, qualified individuals from the membership are appointed by the President to
assist, advise and augment the efforts of the Board of Directors. Standing committees are
appointed by the President with approval of the Board. Examples of current on-going
committees include: Research and Legislative Affairs.
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