California Aquaculture Association

Member Benefits

Members of the California Aquaculture Association (CAA):
  • Are eligible to vote in CAA elections and other voting events (Producer/Associate members only).
  • Are eligible for Director nomination (Producer/Associate members only).
  • Are eligible to attend CAA Board meetings.
  • Are well represented with regard to California legislative issues via our legislative advocacy and government relations professionals, who have developed relationships with the Governor, key members of his administration, legislative leadership, and appropriate policy committees.
  • Receive a subscription to the weekly CAA newsletter, which includes relevant industry news, updates, and recipes.
  • Receive discounted insurance rates from Placer Insurance Agency.
  • Help us in our mission to protect, promote, and grow California’s aquaculture industry.
  • Are eligible to submit posts/articles that will be viewable to all site visitors in our Member Posts section. These publications will also appear in Google news and will be viewable via all CAA social media outlets including our RSS feed, Facebook page, and Twitter, and will also appear in our weekly email newsletter. (Producer/Associate members only. Limit one post per month).
Our Mission

The California Aquaculture Association promotes commercial production of plants and animals in aquatic systems to satisfy the needs of consumers for wholesome products that are produced by sustainable means conserving California’s land and water resources.

Member Levels

Producer Member

Open to persons, organizations, entities, and corporations actively engaged in the business of aquatic plant and animal culture for the primary purpose of making a profit. In addition to having access to the membership list, receiving general mailings, publications, etc., producer members have the right to vote and may, if duly elected, serve as a Director.

 

Associate Member

Open to persons, organizations, entities and corporations actively engaged in supplying goods and services utilized by aquaculture producers, have an interest in the field of aquaculture, and wish to further the aims of CAA. Associate members receive general mailings, publications, etc., have the right to vote and may, if duly elected, serve as a Director.

 

Supporting Member

Open to persons, organizations, entities and corporations actively engaged in the processing, distribution, and marketing of aquaculture products and related support industries who have an interest in the field of aquaculture and wish to further the aims of CAA. This category is also open to those persons who have a valid interest in aquaculture or who, by their academic training or as a result of their employment or representation of research institutions, colleges, universities, government bureaus or agencies or other concerns, have an interest in aquaculture and wish to further the aims of CAA. This membership receives general mailings, publications, etc.

 

Hobbyist Member

Open to persons, organizations, entities and corporations who have a special interest in small units of aquaculture which might include: backyard Koi or goldfish ponds, farm ponds or aquaponics.. This membership receives general mailings, publications, etc.

 

Student Member

Open to bona fide students only. Student Members receive general mailings, publications, etc.

 

Sustaining Member

Sustaining Members are those memberships that represent persons, organizations, entities and corporations who wish to contribute additional funds in support of the association.

Member Level
Annual Dues
Voting Rights
Producer $225 – $1,650 (Dependent upon business income) Yes
Associate $225 – $1,650 (Dependent upon business income) Yes
Supporting $125 Yes
Hobbyist $50 Yes
Student $25 Yes
Sustaining Variable/at member’s discretion Yes, if qualified at member level above