About PAS

Tony Vaught established PAS in April of 1988. The primary activities of the company include the production, sales and distribution of fin fish along with consulting and marketing services. Fish such as channel catfish, striped bass, sturgeon, sacramento blackfish and largemouth bass are produced and sold.

Tony has been involved in the aquaculture industry since 1978. He managed the Chico Game Fish Farm until 1985 and was general manager of Arrowhead Fisheries from June 1985 until October 1987. He then formed Professional Aquaculture Services in the spring of 1988. He taught several short courses at California State University Chico, Butte Community College and Lassen College on the subject of aquaculture.

Tony has also been involved with University of California at Davis Research and Cooperative extension workshops.

As past President of the California Aquaculture Association, he has served on the Board of directors of the CAA for the past 30 years. He has served as Chairman of the California Dept. of Fish and Game Aquaculture Industry Advisory Committee and Chairman of the California Farm Bureau Aquaculture Commodity Committee.

Tony Vaught has been instrumental in developing new techniques for the domestication and spawning of channel catfish, sturgeon and striped bass. Most notably he has produced the first domestic striped bass in the Western United States.

PAS mainly markets to

  • Federal or State Enhancement projects
  • Private Lakes or Ponds
  • Other Fish Farms
  • Export of fry and fingerlings
  • Marketing and consulting services
  • Live fish markets in large metropolitan areas
PAS is always looking to develop additional facilities to produce aquaculture products. The ability to re-use water from fish production in the irrigation of conventional row and tree crops, offers an excellent opportunity for existing farms to diversify. The large market for fish and the availability of technical, management and marketing assistance from PAS makes small production sites economically feasible. For more information on investment opportunities within aquaculture please contact Tony Vaught.

We welcome all foreign business and have experience with Chile, China, Italy, Taiwan and others countries. PAS welcomes you to do business no matter your location. Feel free to contact us with your comments, orders or questions anytime.

Contact Tony Vaught: fish@proaqua.com