State Contacts and Resources

Alabama

State Contacts:
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: Fisheries Section

Alabama Department of Agriculture: Animal Industries

Regulation Information:
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: Fishing

Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries: Aquaculture

Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries: Animal Importing

Alaska

State Contacts:
Alaska Department of Fish and Game: Mariculture and Aquatic Farming Program

Alaska Division of Evironmental Health: State Veterinarian

Regulation Information:
Alaska Department of Fish and Game: Fishing and Aquaculture

Alaska Department of Fish and Game: Mariculture

Alaska Divison of Environmental Health: Fish

Arizona

State Contacts:
Arizona Game and Fish Department

Arizona Department of Agriculture: Office of the State Veterinarian

Regulation Information:
Arizona Game and Fish Department: Fishing Rules and Regulations

Arizona Department of Agriculture: Importation Requirements

Arkansas

State Contacts:
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Arkansas Department of Agriculture: Aquaculture Divison

Regulation Information:
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission: Fishing Regulations

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission: Mussel, Baitfish and Fish Farmer Regulations

California

State Contacts:
California Department of Fish and Game: Regional Offices

California Department of Food and Agriculture: Animal Health Branch

Regulation Information:
California Department of Fish and Wildlife: Sport Fishing

California Department of Fish and Game: Commercial Fishing

California Department of Fish and Game: Aquaculture Regulations

Colorado

State Contacts:
Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Colorado Department of Agriculture: State Veterinarian

Colorado Department of Agriculture: Aquaculture Program Contacts

Regulation Information:
Colorado Parks and Wildlife: Fishing Regulations

Colorado Department of Agriculture, Animal Industry: Aquaculture Program

Connecticut

State Contacts:
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection: Bureau of Natural Resources

Connecticut Department of Agriculture: Bureau of Aquaculture and Laboratory Services

Connecticut Department of Agriculture: State Veterinarian

Regulation Information:
Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection: Fishing

Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection: Fishing Regulations

Connecticut Department of Agriculture: Bureau of Aquaculture

Delaware

State Contacts:
Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife

Regulation Information:
Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife; Fisheries Section: Fishing Guide

Delaware Aquaculture Act

Florida

State Contacts:
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: Fish Kill Hotline

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Division of Aquaculture

Regulation Information:
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: Fishing

Florida Department of Agriculture: Aquaculture

Georgia

State Contacts:
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division: Fisheries Section

Georgia Department of Agriculture: State Veterinarian

Regulation Information:
Georgia Department of Natural Resources: Fishing

Georgia Department of Natural Resources: Aquaculture Regulations

Hawaii

State Contacts:
Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources

Hawaii Department of Agriculture: Animal Industry Division: Aquaculture and Livestock Support Services Branch

Regulation Information:
Hawaii Department of Aquatic Resources: Fishing

Hawaii Department of Agriculture: Animal Industry Division: Permits and Regulatory Requirements for Aquaculture in Hawaii

Idaho

State Contacts:
Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Idaho Department of Agriculture

Regulation Information:
Idaho Department of Fish and Game: Fishing

Idaho State Department of Agriculture: Animal Imports and Exports

Idaho State Department of Agriculture: Fish Farms

Illinois

State Contacts:
Illinois Department of Natural Resources: Fisheries

Illinois Department of Agriculture: Bureau of Animal Health

Regulation Information:
Illinois Administrative Rules: Aquaculture, Transporation, Stocking of Aquatic Life (pdf)

Illinois Department of Natural Resources: Fishing in Illinois

Indiana

State Contacts:
Indiana Department of Natural Resource: District Fisheries Biologists

Indiana Board of Animal Health: State Veterinarian

Regulation Information:
Indiana Fishing Guide and Regulations

Indiana Aquaculture Requirements

Iowa

State Contacts:
Iowa Department of Natural Resources: Fisheries Bureau

Iowa Department of Agriculture: State Veterinarian

Regulation Information:
Iowa Department of Natural Resources: Fishing Licenses and Laws

Iowa Department of Agriculture: Health Requirements Governing the Admission of Animals

Kansas

State Contacts:
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

Kansas Department of Agriculture: Division of Animal Health

Regulation Information:
Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks: Fishing Regulations

Kansas Department of Agriculture: Animal Health

Kentucky

State Contacts:
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources: Fisheries District Biologists

Kentucky Department of Agriculture: State Veterinarian

Regulation Information:
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife: Fishing and Boating

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife: Commercial Fishing

Louisiana

State Contacts:
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries: Inland and Marine Fisheries

Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry: State Veterinarian

Regulation Information:
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries: Fishing

Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry: Aquaculture Grant Program

Maine

State Contacts:
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Maine Department of Marine Resources

Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources: State Veterinarian

Regulation Information:
Marine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife: Fishing

Maine Department of Marine Resources: Marine Aquaculture Regulations

Maryland

State Contacts:
Maryland Department of the Environment: Fish Kill Investigation Section

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Maryland Department of Agriculture:
Animal Health

Regulation Information:
Maryland Department of Natural Resources: Fisheries Service

Maryland Department of Natural Resources: Aquaculture Program

Maryland Department of Agriculture: Animal Health Section

Massachusetts

State Contacts:
Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game

Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources: Aquaculture Specialist

Regulation Information:
Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game

Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources: Aquaculture Permit Assistance/Regulatory Streamlining

Michigan

State Contacts:
Michigan Department of Natural Resources: Report Fish Kills

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development: Animal Industry Division

Regulation Information:
Michigan Department of Natural Resources: Licenses, Seasons and Regulations

Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) Statewide Regulations

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development: Aquaculture Facility Licensing Details

Minnesota

State Contacts:
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Minnesota Board of Animal Health

Regulation Information:
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources: Fishing Regulations

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources: Fishery Related Permits

Minnesota Board of Animal Health: Rules and Regulations

Mississippi

State Contacts:
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks: Regional Offices

Mississippi Board of Animal Health

Regulation Information:
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks: Fishing and Boating

Mississippi Bureau of Regulatory Services: Guidelines for Aquaculture Activities

Missouri

State Contacts:
Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri Department of Agriculture: Animal Disease Control

Regulation Information:
Missouri Department of Conservation: Fishing Regulations

Missouri Department of Agriculture: Animal Health Regulations and Permits

Montana

State Contacts:
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks: Fisheries Bureau

Montana Department of Livestock

Regulation Information:
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks: Fishing Regulations

Montana Department of Livestock: Animal Health Division

Nebraska

State Contacts:
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission: Fisheries Division

Nebraska Department of Agriculture: Animal Health

Regulation Information:
Nebraska Game and Parks: Fishing Regulations

Nebraska Game and Parks: Fishing Forms and Documents (Commercial Aquaculture)

Nevada

State Contacts:
Nevada Department of Wildlife: Fisheries Division

Nevada Department of Agriculture: Animal Industry Division

Regulation Information:
Nevada Department of Wildlife: Fishing

Nevada Department of Wildlife: Regulations

Nevada Department of Agriculture: Animal Import Regulations

New Hampshire

State Contacts:
New Hampshire Fish and Game Department: District Conservation Officer

New Hampshire Department of Agriculture: Division of Animal Industry

Regulation Information:
New Hampshire Fish and Game Department: Freshwater Fishing Digest

New Hampshire Department of Agriculture: Saltwater Fishing Digest

New Hampshire Department of Agriculture: Animal Health Laws and Rules

New Jersey

State Contacts:
New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife

New Jersey Department of Agriculture: Division of Animal Health

Regulation Information:
New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife: Fishing Regulations

New Jersey Department of Agriculture, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources: Seafood and Aquaculture

New Mexico

State Contacts:
New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

New Mexico Livestock Board: Animal Health Division

Regulation Information:
New Mexico Department of Game and Fish: Fishing

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish: Importation of Live Non-Domestic Animals, Birds and Fish

New York

State Contacts:
New York Department of Environmental Conservation: Fisheries

New York Department of Agriculture and Markets: Division of Animal Industry

Regulation Information:
New York Department of Environmental Conservation: Fishing Guidelines

New York Department of Agriculture and Markets: Animal Import/Export

North Carolina

State Contacts:
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

North Carolina Division of Water Quality: Fish Kill Activity and Reporting

North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Veterinary Division

Regulation Information:
North Carolina Wildlife Commission: Fishing

North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Aquaculture

North Dakota

State Contacts:
North Dakota Game and Fish Department: Fisheries Division

North Dakota Department of Agriculture, Animal Health Division

Regulation Information:
North Dakota Game and Fish Department: Fishing Regulations

North Dakota Department of Agriculture: Animal Importation Requirements

Ohio

State Contacts:
Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio Department of Agriculture:
Animal Disease Hotline

Regulation Information:
Ohio Department of Natural Resources: Fishing Regulations

Ohio Department of Natural Resources: Aquaculture Permits and Regulations

Oklahoma

State Contacts:
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation: Fisheries Division

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture:
Animal Industry Staff

Regulation Information:
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation: Fishing

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture: Aquaculture Program

Oregon

State Contacts:
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife: Fish Division Staff

Oregon Department of Agriculture: Office of the State Veterinarian

Regulation Information:
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife: Recreational and Commercial Fishing Rules and Regulations

Oregon Department of Agriculture: Animal Import Requirements

Pennsylvania

State Contacts:
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission: Fisheries Management

Regulation Information:
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission: Fishing Laws and Regulations

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: Aquaculture Licensing

Rhode Island

State Contacts:
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management: Fish and Wildlife Staff

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management; Division of Agriculture: Animal Health

Regulation Information:
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management: Fish and Wildlife Regulations

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management: Division of Agriculture: Regulations

South Carolina

State Contacts:
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

South Carolina Department of Agriculture: Animal Agriculture

Regulation Information:
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources: Fishing

South Carolina Aquaculture Permit Assistance Office

South Dakota

State Contacts:
South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks: Wildlife Division Office

South Dakota Animal Industry Board: State Veterinarian

Regulation Information:
South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks: Fishing Rules and Regulations

South Dakota Animal Industry Board: Import Requirements

Tennessee

State Contacts:
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency: Fisheries Management

Tennessee Department of Agriculture: State Veterinarian

Regulation Information:
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency: Fishing Regulations

Tennessee Department of Agriculture: Aquaculture

Texas

State Contacts:
Texas Parks and Wildlife: Fisheries Biologists

Texas Department of Agriculture

Regulation Information:
Texas Parks and Wildlife: Fishing

Texas Parks and Wildlife: Fisheries Management on Private Lands

Texas Department of Agriculture: Aquaculture

Utah

State Contacts:
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Utah Department of Agriculture and Food: State Veterinarian

Regulation Information:
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources: Fishing

Utah Department of Agriculture and Food: Fish Health (Aquaculture)

Utah Department of Agriculture and Food: Animal Import Requirements

Vermont

State Contacts:
Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department

Vermont Division of Food Safety and Consumer Protection: Animal Health

Regulation Information:
Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department: Fishing Regulations

Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department: Using Baitfish in Vermont

Vermont Division of Food Safety and Consumer Protection: Animal Health Regulations

Virginia

State Contacts:
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Virginina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Animal Health

Regulation Information:
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries: Freshwater Fishing

Virginia Marine Resources Commission: Regulation

Washington

State Contacts:
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Washington State Department of Agriculture: Animal Health Program

Regulation Information:
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife: Fishing

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife: Fisheries Management

Washington State Department of Agriculture: Animal Health Program

West Virginia

State Contacts:
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources: Wildlife Resources

West Virginia Department of Agriculture: State Veterinarian

Regulation Information:
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources: Fishing Regulations

West Virginia Division of Agriculture, Regulatory Programs: Non-Traditional Agricultural Products

Wisconsin

State Contacts:
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection: Aquaculture

Regulation Information:
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources: Fishing Regulations

Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection: Fish Farms

Wyoming

State Contacts:
Wyoming Fish and Game Department

Wyoming Livestock Board: Animal Health Unit Regulation Information:
Wyoming Fish and Game Department: Fishing Guide

Wyoming Livestock Board: Import Regulations