news & updates for January 2019
Today I’ll be attending the Ohio Aquaculture Conference in Columbus, OH. I hope to be able to meet up with some companies that could have the potential to before Allied Industry partners for the organization. Some of you might have received an email from USB for a request for concepts, this is a different approach than we are accustom to. I will be participating on a conference call later today to see what this new approach means in terms of how SAA solicits research projects. It’s my hope that this will just be an additional avenue for the organization to get the best research projects surfaced. I will keep you all posted as this continues to develop.

On the non-checkoff side, there is again a push to get offshore aquaculture legislations introduced in the new congress. SAA and ASA have been asked to sign onto a letter urging the Senate and Congress to refile the bills that were filed late in the last congress. Even if that were to occur, there’s a lot of work that would need to be done to make those bills workable for many of the aquaculture farmers. So stay tuned more to come…

As a reminder don’t forget to get hotel reservations made for the SAA board meeting on March 7 th in New Orleans. 

Andy Tauer
Executive Director Soy Aquaculture Alliance
Current Events

January 25 – 26
Ohio Aquaculture Association, Columbus, OH

February 4 – 6
Mid-Continent Warmwater and Coolwater Fish Culture Workshop, Council Bluffs, IA          

February 19 – 21
USB Board Meeting, Dallas, TX

February 27–March 2
Commodity Classic, Orlando, FL

March 6
SAA Executive Committee Meeting, New Orleans, LA

March 7
SAA Board Meeting, New Orleans, LA

March 22 – 23
Iowa Aquaculture Conference, Ames, IA
SAA Members
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US tilapia demand falls  
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Less than three months after announcing plans to build a 67-acre shrimp hatchery in its home state, an aquaculture company has had to change course and move forward with constructing the production facility in a neighboring state.
Survey on US seafood consumption contains surprises
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We Need Your Help
Is there an aquaculture stakeholders meeting scheduled for your state? If you are aware of aquaculture meeting in your state, please communicate to our staff. We would like to start having a presence at as many of these meetings as possible. If you would like to share a date, please email Ginny Tauer
Please join us as a member of the Soy Aquaculture Alliance.
To learn more please contact Andy Tauer at atauer@soyaquaalliance.com
or 317-644-2862
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