The following documents and hyperlinks are provided to enable members to access information that may be of interest or use in their activities.

The HACCP Approach to Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Nuisance Species by Aquaculture and Baitfish Operations

The State of Michigan vs Robert E. Lee: a violation of the Wetlands Protection Act. Verdict: Not Guilty

New Regulation Affects Aquatic Livestock Movements – Aquatic Livestock Alliance, 16 Feb 2010

Starting Your Own Aquaculture Facility

If you are planning to start an aquaculture operation or are in the business and need further information about Michigan’s Aquaculture Regulations, please contact:

Dr. Steve Hussey
Aquaculture Program Manager
Animal Industry Division
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
P.O. Box 30017
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 284-5685

Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development, Aquaculture Facility Licensing Details & FAQ – click here

Michigan Aquaculture Contacts, Transport Regulations, and Approved Aquatic Species – click here

Dual Registered/Licensed Facilities – Requirement for Importing (Jan 2010)
Communication from Michigan Department of Agriculture

Entry Permits Required for Importing Aquaculture Species into Michigan (Jan 2013)
Entry Permits Required for Importing Aquaculture Species into Michigan

Aquatic Health Links

Cornell University – Veterinary Medicine: General Fish Health Management
A superb site for information on fish health management and fish disease treatment.

Great Lakes Fishery Commission
The site for information about Great Lakes programs, updates, and personnel.

SeafoodNIC – Seafood Network Information Center: Aquaculture Drugs
List of aquaculture drugs, approved and low regulatory priority.

University of Guelph – Aquaculture Centre
A lot of information and links for aquaculture.

Aquaculture Drug Update

Aquaculture Equipment Suppliers

Fish Farm Supply Company Ltd

Aquaculture Extensions

North Central Regional Aquaculture Center
North Central Aquaculture Regional Extension Facilitator
SeaGrant National


USDA Aquaculture
NOAA Aquaculture
Michigan Department of Agriculture
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Michigan Department of Environmental Control

Science and Technology

Aquaculture Innovation Network
Freshwater Aquaculture eXtension
Institute of Aquaculture – U. Stirling
NACA – Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific
SAMS – The Scottish Association for Marine Science
SEAFDEC Aquaculture Dept.


Kentucky State University, Frankfort, Kentucky
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Other States Aquaculture Contacts

Illinois Department of Agriculture – Aquaculture
Indiana Department of Natural Resources – Aquaculture
Ohio Department of Agriculture – Aquaculture
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources – Aquaculture
Wisconsin Depertment of Agriculture – Aquaculture