Aquaculture is a booming business in the United States. This article discusses the need for agricultural programs in colleges and universities to develop research programs and curriculums that include aquaculture. A status report of the aquaculture industry in the U. S. is included along with a discussion of the increasing demand for aquatic plants and animals. The article also reports on how Illinois State University (ISU) is attempting to meet the demand for information and training in the aquaculture industry.



aquaculture, agriculture curriculum, aquaculture industry

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