This pages lists USA commercial fishing, aquaculture, and seafood associations and organizations.

Alaska Seafood Cooperative
The Alaska Seafood Cooperative (AKSC) is a group of “catcher processor” fishing companies interested in working to improve the management of Bering Sea flatfish and other non-pollock groundfish fisheries.

American Bluefin Tuna Association
The American Bluefin Tuna Association (ABTA) was formed to protect the Atlantic bluefin tuna fisherman’s traditional access and quota share. ABTA’s mission has expanded to include all species of tuna that are harvested in the U.S. Atlantic including bluefin, bigeye, albacore, and yellowfin tuna.

American Tunaboat Association
The American Tunaboat Association (ATA) represents the owners and operators of the US Pacific tuna purse-seine fleet, the last true distant-water fishing fleet operating under US flag.

Aquaculture Certification Council
Aquaculture Certification Council, Inc. is a nongovernmental body established to certify social, environmental and food safety standards at aquaculture facilities throughout the world.

At-sea Processors Association
APA is a trade association representing seven companies that own and operate 19 commercial fishing vessels that catch, process, package and freeze Alaska pollock and other groundfish in U.S. waters off Alaska as well as Pacific whiting off the west coast.

Atlantic Offshore Lobstermen’s Association
A.O.L.A. is a non-profit trade association dedicated to the conservation of the lobster resource and the preservation of the offshore lobster industry.

Chesapeake Bay Seafood Industries Association
The Chesapeake Bay Seafood Industries Association (CBSIA) is a nonprofit trade association formed to represent the seafood processing industry in Maryland.

Commercial Fishermen of America
The mission of the Commercial Fishermen of America is to promote the common interest of the fishing industry, provide a forum to foster professional collaboration among fishermen, and educate Americans about the profession of commercial fishing.

Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island
The Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island is home to nonprofit commercial fishing organizations, and serves as a headquarters for bringing fishermen, scientists, managers, and elected officials together to discuss issues.

Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation
The Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation (CFRF) is a non-profit, private foundation dedicated to supporting research through the generation of better information and effective technologies.

Deep Sea Fishermen’s Union of the Pacific
A union of Pacific longliners, crabbers, and other commercial fishermen.

East Coast Shellfish Growers Association
The mission of the ECSGA is to promote responsible commercial shellfish aquaculture through market research and promotion, active involvement in public education, participation in policy formation at the state and national levels, and directed research.

Fisherman’s Marketing Association
representing trawlers in Washington, Oregon, and California since 1952 is a community of fisherman, organizers, researchers, and consumers from across North America that are committed to providing local, healthful, low-impact, and economy sustainable seafood via community supported fisheries (CSFs) and other direct marketing arrangements.

Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board
In 1984, the State of Louisiana created the Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board to support their vast historical commercial fisheries industry. Although seafood had grown from a subsistence economy to a world class operation, it was challenged by dramatic changes in the marketplace and in the environment.

Maine Certified Sustainable Lobster Association
The Maine Certified Sustainable Lobster Association (MCSLA) is an open collaborative effort between private and public stakeholders of the Maine Lobster Fishery.

Maine Lobstermen’s Association
Founded in 1954, the Maine Lobstermen’s Association works hard to protect the lobster resource, traditions, and way of life.

Maine Lobster Promotion Council
The Maine Lobster Promotion Council (MLPC) markets and promotes the sale of Maine lobster in local, regional, national, and world markets year-round.

Maine Aquaculture Association
The Maine Aquaculture Association (MAA) represents aquaculture in Maine USA including freshwater and marine farmers and shellfish and finfish farmers.

Massachusetts Aquaculture Association
The Massachusetts Aquaculture Association is a Trade Association to promote the continued development of aquaculture in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Fishermen’s Partnership
The Massachusetts Fishermen’s Partnership (MFP) pledges mutual support to preserve the living heritage of fishing families by promoting the common interests and economic viability of commercial fishermen of all sectors.

Michigan Fish Producers Association
The Michigan Fish Producers Association seeks to promote the development, conservation, and protection of the commercial fishing industry in the State of Michigan.

Midcoast Fishermen’s Association
The Midcoast Fishermen’s Association identifies and fosters ways to restore the groundfish fishery and sustain fishing communities along Maine’s coast for future generations.

National Coalition of Fishing Communities
The National Coalition of Fishing Communities is comprised of American commercial fishing ports, businesses, and advocacy organizations.

National Fisheries Institute
The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) is the nation’s leading advocacy organization for the seafood industry. Its member companies represent every element of the industry from the fishing vessels at sea to the national seafood restaurant chains.

National Working Waterfront Network
The National Working Waterfront Network (NWWN) is a nationwide network of businesses, industry associations, nonprofits, local governments and communities, state and federal agencies, universities, Sea Grant programs, and individuals dedicated to supporting, preserving, and enhancing U.S. working waterfronts and waterways.

New England Seafood Producers Association
The New England Seafood Producers Association is a non-profit organization comprised of representatives from the region’s shore-side industry. NESPA’s mission is to advocate, promote and sustain the seafood industry of New England through positive public relations.

North Carolina Fisheries Association
The North Carolina Fisheries Association, Inc. (NCFA) actively lobbies local, state, and federal policymakers on behalf of the industry and engages in many outreach and education projects.

Petersburg Vessel Owners Association
Multi-species, multi-gear political organization operating out of Petersburg, Alaska

Rhode Island Fishermen’s Alliance
The Rhode Island Fishermen’s Alliance is a commercial fishing and seafood organization based in Rhode Island USA.

Southern Shrimp Alliance
The Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA) is a non-profit alliance of members of the shrimp industry in eight states. SSA serves as the national voice for the shrimp fishermen and processors in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas.

United Fishermen of Alaska
UFA’s mission is to promote and protect the common interest of Alaska’s commercial fishing industry, as a vital component of Alaska’s social and economic well-being.

Wild Georgia Shrimp Association
The Georgia Shrimp Association seeks to promote the wise use of marine resources, promote Georgia Shrimp products, and support research for understanding and improving the commercial shrimp fisheries of the South Atlantic, especially their execution in Georgia.

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