Fisheries and Aquaculture Resources


Search for detailed information about a particular fish species. Information is searchable by family, location, ecosystem, and topic.

Iowa Department of Natural Resources - Fishing

Collection of articles from the Iowa Outdoors magazine about fishing.

UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

The UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants is a multidisciplinary research, teaching, and extension unit directed to develop environmentally sound techniques for the management of aquatic and natural area weed species and to coordinate aquatic plant research activities within the State of Florida. The Center was established in 1978 by the Florida legislature. Directed by Dr. William Haller, the Center utilizes expertise from many departments within UF/IFAS and its Agricultural Research and Education Centers throughout Florida.

North American Lake Management Society (NALMS)

The North American Lake Management Society is focused on the conservation of lakes, streams, ponds, wetlands, and estuaries. Their website includes resources, events, volunteer opportunities, and other information.

Great Lakes Fishery Commission

The Great Lakes Fishery Commission was established in 1955 by the Canadian/U.S. Convention on Great Lakes Fisheries. The commission coordinates fisheries research, controls the invasive sea lamprey, and facilitates cooperative fishery management among the state, provincial, tribal, and federal management agencies.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Fish and Aquatic Conservation

The Fish and Aquatic Conservation website contains resources for aquaculturists living in the United States. It also provides information for those interested in sports fishing, including links to websites about recreational boating and sports fishing.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Aquatic Animal Drug Approval Partnership (AADP)

The Aquatic Animal Drug Approval Partnership (AADAP) Program is a broad, partnership-based program of national scope located in Bozeman, Montana. Public and private aquaculture in the United States has struggled for many years because of a severe shortage of FDA approved drugs and therapeutants for use in aquatic species. This situation has jeopardized the health and fitness of aquatic species held in captivity, many of which are key to restoration, recovery, and management activities by the FWS and its many partners.


Aquaplant is designed to help pond owners and their advisors in the identification and management of aquatic vegetation. Aquatic vegetation management can be a perplexing problem. The first part of that problem is proper identification. Management of most aquatic plant species depends on properly identifying the desirable or nuisance plant.

Iowa Farm Ponds

Offers an introduction to proper pond management for farmers and ranchers with ponds on their land.