Fisheries Technology Associates, Inc.
Fisheries Technology Associates, Inc.

Fish Farming and Aquaponics

Information, Analysis, Production, and Management Consulting Services

We assist you at all stages of business and facility planning, evaluation, development, construction, modification, and management:


Investor Research and Industry Intelligence, Strategic Planning, Due Diligence

Business Planning and Market Planning

Feasibility Analysis and Site Evaluation

Design and Specification

Product and Materials Information, Evaluation, and Acquisition

Construction Oversight

Production and Processing Facility Initial Operation and Ongoing Management

Management Planning and Implementation

Independent Technical Audits of Management and Production

Industry Intelligence, Analysis, Technical Audits, Planning, and Strategies

  • Technical and economic feasibility studies and financial analysis
  • Business planning, analysis, evaluation, and profitability
  • Marketing studies and plans and strategies for market penetration
  • Independent assessments, technical audits, and impartial due diligence for investors
  • Support and market research services for aquaculture suppliers
  • Information transfer from research to practical application
  • Fish farming statistics and investor research and intelligence
  • Workshops, presentations, and seminars
  • Personnel searches and training programs
  • Electrical and thermal energy management strategies
  • Waste heat and geothermal applications
  • Strategies and tactics for successful production
  • Organic and sustainable feed alternatives
  • Insurance and mortality-related issues
  • Legal services and expert legal testimony
  • Comprehensive water analysis

Design, Production, and Management

  • Aquaculture design and modification and equipment specification
  • Production technology and fish farming techniques
  • Operational troubleshooting and management
  • Hatchery and nursery design and management
  • Aquaculture facility management and evaluation
  • Independent management and production audits
  • Production pond design and management
  • Intensive production techniques
  • Intensive recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) / reuse systems
  • Processing facility design, management, and HACCP training
  • Feed manufacturing facility design and management
  • Disease diagnosis
  • Polyculture and multiple species
  • Integrated production and hydroponics / aquaponics
  • IMTA--Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture systems
  • Waste management, waste reduction, and resource recovery
  • Innovative lighting-control systems


  • Thorough analysis based on decades of experience
  • Comprehensive industry coverage
  • Reduce costs through efficiency
  • Maximize production
  • Minimize waste
  • Integration of processes and production
  • Stabilize cash flow through species diversification
  • State-of-the-art design and management
  • Cost-effective fee schedule

Other Specific Services: Our Innovative Approach

  • Expertise with all aquaculture species:
    • Coldwater Finfish and Shellfish: Salmon, Trout, Char, Winter Flounder, Halibut, Turbot, Cod, Wolffish, Sablefish, Oyster, Clam, Mussel, Abalone, Geoduck Clam, American Lobster
    • Coolwater Finfish: Yellow Perch, Walleye, Northern Pike, Muskellunge, Sturgeon, Hybrid Striped Bass, Paddlefish
    • Warmwater Finfish, Shellfish, Amphibians, and Reptiles: Channel Catfish, Tilapia, Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, Common Carp, Chinese Carp and Grass Carp, Asian Catfish (Pangasius), African Catfish (Clarias), Sunfish, Bluegill, Baitfish, Goldfish, Tropical Fishes, Flounder, Mahimahi, Cobia, Barramundi, Wreckfish, Grouper (Hamour), Snook, Threadfin, Mullet, Sea Bass, Sea Bream, Yellowtail, Amberjack (Seriola), Corvina, Tuna, Pompano, Penaeid (Marine) Shrimp, Freshwater Shrimp (Macrobrachium), Pacu (Tambaqui), Australian Red Claw, Crayfish, Crab, Spiny Lobster, Queen Conch, Frog, Alligator
  • Assessment of facility potential to maximize production
  • Pumping and aeration assessment to conserve energy
  • Disease diagnosis
  • Comprehensive water-quality analysis
  • Assistance with predator problems
  • Complete feeding and nutritional assessment
  • Techniques to improve feed conversion and fish growth
  • Marketing studies and assistance with product marketing strategies
  • Efficient handling and management practices
  • Polyculture and hydroponics / aquaponics to minimize wastewater discharge - Combined fish and plant production systems
  • Alternative species/species diversification
  • Personnel training courses designed to meet specific needs of client
  • Water recirculating and reuse systems that can make aquaculture possible in areas with little water or severe climate
  • Techniques to utilize waste heat from commercial, industrial, or geothermal sources
  • Low-head hydroelectric power generation
  • Cogeneration of power and heat
  • Aquaculture presentations to individuals and groups
  • Preparation of industry background and statistical information
  • Comprehensive business analysis to reduce costs and maximize profits

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