|USTFA is the oldest commercial aquaculture trade organization in the United States. It was organized in 1954 by a group of trout farmers interested in creating a strong, unified voice for the national trout industry. It has grown steadily ever since and now has members in nearly every state and some foreign countries. In 1956 the association began publishing the first magazine in commercial aquaculture, US Trout News & American Fishes.|
Trout Talk is currently the official newsletter of the U.S. Trout Farmers Association, and is published quarterly. Salmonid, which replaced its forerunners U.S. Trout News & American Fishes and U.S. Trout News in 1977, is no longer published.
Membership in the Association includes individuals and companies engaged in producing, raising, processing, and marketing trout for eggs, broodstock, recreation, and food. Suppliers of products and services important to the commercial trout industry are also an important segment of the membership. Every association member receives a subscription to Trout Talk, a free listing within the Product & Services Directory, reduced rates at annual meetings and on promotional materials, and email alerts and updates from the National Aquaculture Association through USTFA's membership in that association. Patron and Active members receive a member in good standing sign for posting at their business site.