Perks of being an MoAA member
- Stay up to date on policies and regulations.
- A free subscription to the MoAA newsletter (electronic and/or printed).
- Notice of important meetings will allow you to explore new procedures and any new advancements in the Aquaculture field.
- Access to Missouri producers
- Access to National Aquaculture Association (NAA) and benefits including NAA newsletters focused on national issues.
- A free business listing on our website, you will receive a business listing in the print format and online MoAA Directory.
Dependable Live Delivery of Rainbow Trout
Crystal Lake Fisheries, Inc. has been a family operated business for 60 years. Our aquaculture facility is fed by the constant flow of a clear Ozark Mountain spring, which produces about 10 million gallons per day. Beautiful, healthy rainbow trout fill 52 compartmentalized raceways at the farm, where rainbows range in size from fry to fingerlings to large adults.
The trout at Crystal Lake Fisheries are produced for live delivery to markets up to twelve hundred miles away. Our programmed feeding allows us to have trout available year around. We sell to resorts, private estates, and other fish farms, as well as city, county and state recreational parks and hatcheries. We carefully sort each order to assure that each delivery will be accurate. Specializing in catchables, other sizes are also available which include lunkers, fingerlings and fry.
Osage Catfisheries, Inc. is a family-owned aquaculture operation located in the Missouri Ozarks in central Missouri. The Kahrs family has been providing fish and fish products to domestic and international partners for more than 50 years. We are known throughout the industry for supplying the highest quality seed stock of many different types of Missouri and Mississippi Valley warm-water fish species.
Our family has been recognized as one of Missouri’s outstanding agribusinesses and we stand behind the quality and high standards of our fish for all our customers. As our business has grown, we have been careful to monitor and protect our broodstock to ensure the continued strong disease resistance our clients need in our fish. Because of our emphasis on genetic integrity and personal service for our clients, our business has been able to avoid the losses due to disease that occur in some parts of the U.S.
Since the 1970’s, Osage Catfisheries, Inc., has grown and developed relationships with businesses across the United States and around the world. We have the experience and expertise that international business requires, and are proud to achieve the high- est quality when our clients import OCI eggs and broodstock.
Our international experiences provide us with the knowledge to offer technical support for all of our client’s fish growing needs. We are a quick email or phone call away and are prompt to answer questions and serve our customers through our own wealth of experience and knowledge or though a vast network of experts who can also assist with your questions.
We will be happy to meet your needs – call us and see how we can put our experience and expertise to work for you.
Ozark Fisheries was established in 1926 by F. Lawrence Bailliere with the intent to produce rainbow trout but the focus was changed within two years. In the early 1920’s, the big boom in goldfish popularity started with the establishment of pet departments in the large chain stores. There were over 60 goldfish producers in the U.S. in the early 1920’s; however, their combined production would only supply goldfish from September through January or February the following year.
On January 1, 1928, Roy Nakashima, was employed to build and operate the new enterprise. The trout race- ways were converted to goldfish ponds. Pond construction began with horse teams and slip scoops along with wheelbarrows and shovels. From the early days, Ozark’s goldfish production included Commons, Calico Fantails, Black Telescopic Moors, Red Fantails and Shubunkins. The construction of Lake of the Ozarks late in the 1930’s was important for the future of Ozark Fisheries as it allowed cull goldfish to be sold throughout the Lake area as bait. By 1936, all the land suitable for pond construction included in the original land purchase had been fully utilized.
In 1970 Ozark Fisheries purchased its largest competitor, Grassyfork Fisheries located in Martinsville, Indiana. Today Ozark Fisheries operates both locations as production and shipping facilities and handles all marketing and business functions from the Missouri farm. The two farms consist of 7,600 acres of land including approximately 800 ponds used to produce goldfish, koi, rosy red minnows, snails, bullfrog tadpoles and crawfish that are used in both aquariums and fish pools throughout North America.
The first recorded use of the spring at Gravois Mills is by the Humes Family in the 1850’s when it was developed as a mill for cotton or wool. Later it was used as a fishing lake. The 1930’s began its history as a trout farm. Fewer than a dozen have operated the privately owned trout farm since that time and Troutdale’s owners have included two past presidents of the US Trout Farmers Association.
Troutdale Farm is a producer and supplier of rainbow trout to fine dining restaurants and quality markets within the state of Missouri. Our trout are sorted, harvested and filleted by hand. Fresh trout is delivered weekly to customer specification. State and Federal inspections of the operation ensure compliance with sanitation and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) programs. In addition to wholesale business, we participate in the Columbia Farmers Market and sell trout directly from the farm. We support the aquaculture industry through membership in Missouri Aquaculture Association.