In cooperation with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Aquaculture Program issues operating permits to private aquaculture facilities, many of which assist in stocking state waters.

Colorado Aquaculture Board

What's New?

file type iconColorado Aquaculture Permit Application

Aquaculture Fish Health Inspections

Contact list for Qualified Sample Collectors: 

Contact list for Recognized Fish Laboratories:

      Fish Health Inspection Labs

I Would Like To:

Apply for an Aquaculture Permit (Note: Bait Dealer only applications will have the $100.00 fee waived.)

See the Current list of Aquaculture Facilities

Review the Aquaculture Rules

Additional Resources

 Aquaculture Industry Hofer Egg Application by Colorado Parks & Wildlife

External Websites

Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Fishing Information

Colorado Aquaculture Association

National Association of State Aquaculture Coordinators

National Aquaculture Association

US Trout Farmers Association

USDA Aquaculture


Aquaculture Permit Questions:

  • Colorado Department of Agriculture 303-869-9149

Allowable species of fish, fish health inspections, importing fish into Colorado:

  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife 970-842-6308

Producing food for service or food for commerce (wholesale food, manufactured food, etc.):