About AASA

The Aquaculture Association of Southern Africa (AASA) was established in the late 1980’s in order to represent the interest of the then fledgling aquaculture industry in Southern Africa. The Association has since developed into a structure with representation from the various sectors contributing towards the aquaculture industry of the region, including marine species such as oysters, mussels, abalone and prawns; freshwater species such as trout, catfish, tilapia, ornamental fishes; as well as service providers such as feed companies, equipment suppliers and veterinary services.

The objectives of the Association is to contribute towards the development of aquaculture in Southern Africa through effective representation and dissemination of information. The Association undertakes to provide the following services to its members:

  • Effective representation of interests on provincial, national and international forums.
  • The organisation of a biannual Conference with international representation.
  • A bi-monthly newsletter service with quality content and opportunities to contribute.
  • The development and maintenance of a website structure and associated services.
  • To facilitate the flow of information between its members and associated interest groups.

THE WORLD AQUACULTURE INDUSTRY – updated info to follow

SOUTH AFRICAN AQUACULTURE PRODUCTION – updated info to follow

The association is managed by a Management Committee, constituted at the Biannual Conference, consisting of:

Chairperson: Prof Peter Britz
Vice-Chairperson: Brynn Simpson
Secretary:  Natasha Marshall
Sector Representative: Abalone Farmers Association of SA
Catfish Producers
Marine Finfish Farmers Association of SA
Tilapia Producers
Research Institutions
Ornamental Producers
Emerging Farmers
Trout Association of South Africa
Mpumalanga Trout Forum
Shellfish Producers