This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will kick off the 2018
Census of Aquaculture. This census is the only comprehensive source of information on the aquaculture industry in the nation.
Last conducted five years ago, this census serves as the baseline for many decisions involving the sustainability and growth of U.S.
aquaculture, and will be mailed to all farmers who indicated on their 2017 Census of Agriculture forms that they produce and sell aquaculture products.