The NAA operates primarily through committees staffed by industry professionals and members of the Board of Directors. Committees are created or disbanded based on their necessity.
Aquatic Animal Health Committee:
The mission of the NAA Aquatic Animal Welfare Committee is to foster aquatic farmed animal welfare policy and regulatory decisions that are scientifically sound, promote and enhance the well-being of aquatic farmed animals, and are economically advantageous to domestic aquaculture.
Aquaculture Outreach and Education Committee:
The mission of the NAA Aquaculture Outreach and Education Committee is to investigate, ascertain, and recommend to the board beneficial outreach and education programs that may be implemented by the National Aquaculture Association to improve industry, consumer, and media understanding/perception of domestic aquaculture.
The mission of the NAA Auction/Raffle Committee is to work as a group to make the auction more successful than the previous year. This is the single largest fundraiser for the organization.
The mission of the NAA Depredation Committee is to reduce the detrimental effects of piscivorous bird depredation at aquaculture facilities.
Leadership Development Committee:
The mission of the NAA Leadership Development Committee is to develop future leaders for U.S. aquaculture through the implementation of a national and state leadership development program named in recognition of Mike Clark of Central Arkansas Fisheries. Mr. Clark was a very highly regarded hybrid striped bass farmer that died as the result of a tragic farm accident during 2017.
Marine Aquaculture Committee:
The mission of the NAA Marine Aquaculture Committee is to encourage and support the utilization of domestic marine resources for the development of a viable marine aquaculture industry.
Non-Indigenous Species/Aquatic Nuisance Species Committee:
The mission of the NAA Non-Indigenous Species/Aquatic Nuisance Species Committee is to monitor research, regulatory, and legislative activities and recommend appropriate actions to the NAA Board of Directors
NAA Membership Development Committee:
The mission of the NAA Membership Development Committee is to continuously strive to keep the National Aquaculture Association as the voice for domestic aquaculturists by gaining active membership and participation from all facets of the industry.
NAA Policies and Resolutions Committee:
The mission of the NAA Policies and Resolutions Committee is to coordinate the development of policies and resolutions that accurately portray consensus NAA positions, and to ensure that such policies and resolutions provide direction for and are adhered to in NAA activities.
Research and Technology Committee:
The mission of the NAA Research and Product Development Committee is to identify innovations affecting the aquaculture industry, based upon the industry as a whole to avoid any bias. The intent of the committee is to provide positive feedback to the aquaculture industry and emerging technologies to the aquaculture industry.
The mission of NAA Transportation Committee is to foster scientifically and economically sound regulations and policies that facilitate the safe and efficient transportation of farmed aquatic animals and plants.
Seafood Safety and Security:
The mission of NAA Seafood Safety and Security Committee is to foster and encourage scientifically and economically sound regulations and policies that enhance seafood safety and food security.
Legislative and Governmental Relations Committee:
The mission of the NAA Legislative and Governmental Relations Committee is to assist in the passage of federal legislation and regulations that are conducive to the growth and well being of the U.S. domestic aquaculture industry and to assist in the defeat of federal legislation and regulations that would negatively impact the U.S. domestic aquaculture industry.