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Oklahoma Aquaculture Program

Aquaculture Site

For questions about the program, contact:
Alicia Gorczyca-Southerland, D.V.M.
2800 North Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4298
Office:(405) 522-6136 Fax:(405) 522-0756





Aquaculture

Oklahoma Aquaculture Program
Aquaculture, is the process of farming or growing animals and plants in a controlled water environment. Due to the increasing global demand, edible farm-raised aquatic products are the fastest growing sector in world food production. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) projects that the world will need 40 million tons of farm-raised products per year by 2030 to meet the increasing demand for seafood. Fish farming supplements the wild seafood harvests and plays an important role in meeting the dietary needs of an increasingly health-conscious and growing population.

More information on the Aquaculture Program, can be obtained from Dr. Alicia Gorczyca-Southerland, Animal Industry Division of Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry (ODAFF), Oklahoma State University Extension Service, and Langston University.
Aquaculture Facilities Map

Aquaculture Reference Links