NAA Office relocates to Arkansas today

The National Aquaculture Association (NAA) today relocated its main office to Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA. U.S. Trout Farmers Association, the Striped Bass Growers Associationand American Tilapia Association (ATA) also moved
July 22, 2008

NAA Office relocates to Arkansas

NAA has been located in Charles Town, West Virginia, since its inception in 1989. Its office administrator, Mary Lee Supplee, retired today, July 21, 2008 from the position she has held for 19 years. Kelly Goodwin, a trained research biologist, has been hired as NAA’s new office administrator. Goodwin has worked in Pine Bluff as a research assistant at the University of Arkansas Aquaculture/Fisheries Center for nearly 10 years, conducting laboratory and field research as well as administrative duties. In the past, Goodwin has lived on a fish farm and engaged in its day-to-day operations.

NAA President Dr. Randy MacMillan said, “We’re looking forward to adding Kelly to the NAA team. Her career at the university has prepared her for working with and understanding the challenges faced by American aquaculturists. Our new relationship with the university will provide NAA members with additional expert resources. Mary Lee Supplee will truly be missed by everyone at NAA; she has left an indelible mark on our organization, and we wish her well in her future endeavors.”

The office is located on the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) campus, with access to acclaimed university researchers and a wealth of fisheries resources. UAPB and its Chancellor, Dr. Lawrence A. Davis, Jr., “have been welcoming to the NAA,” according to Executive Director Betsy Hart, and offered NAA use of conference room and teleconferencing facilities as well as faculty and student collaboration from the Aquaculture/Fisheries Center (AFC). The AFC is a recognized leader in aquaculture and fisheries education, research and extension programs.

Affiliated associations, including the U.S. Trout Farmers Association (USTFA), the Striped Bass Growers Association (SBGA) and American Tilapia Association (ATA), have also relocated to the UAPB campus. The NAA office hours, mailing address, phone and fax numbers listed below will be the same for all affiliated groups. All new contact information will go into effect July 21.



o Office hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central time

o Address: P.O. Box 1647, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71613

o Tel: 870-850-7900, Fax: 870-850-7902

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