The State of Minnesota recognizes aquaculture (privately raising fish or other aquatic life) as agriculture. We consider farmed fish to be livestock. If you currently raise fish or are interested in raising and selling fish, shrimp, shellfish, or other aquatic life, this page will guide you to information and resources that might be helpful.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) offers Livestock Investment Grants, Value-Added Grants, Sustainable Agriculture Demonstration Grants, Beginning Farm Loans, Farm Opportunity Loans, Livestock Equipment and Expansion Loans, and other kinds of financial support.
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