Leo E. Ray

Finfish Producer, Intermountain States
Institution / Organization: Idaho Aquaculture Ass., U. S. Trout Farmers Association, College of Southern Idaho, U of Idaho, WRAC, Fish Breeders of Idaho, Big Bend Trout Fish Processors

With a degree in Zoology from the University of Oklahoma, Leo Ray has contributed significantly to the field of aquaculture through various roles and extensive education. Some of his notable work includes conducting pioneering catfish research under the guidance of Dr. H.P. Clemens. Mr. Ray has expanded his knowledge by completing over 200 hours of post-graduate classes at esteemed institutions such as Chico State University, Long Beach State University, and College of Southern Idaho among others. He has also actively participated in workshops at Kansas State University and Texas A & M University. Recognized for his dedication and expertise in aquaculture, he has served as past president of three major associations including California Aquaculture Association, Catfish Farmers of America, and U.S. Trout Farmers Association. The commitment to the growth and development of aquaculture has led Mr. Ray to receive numerous accolades like Catfish Farmer of the year, two Idaho governors' innovation awards, U of Idaho Jim Lyle award, NAA Joseph McCraren award, and USTFA Clark and Mimi White award.


Fish farms, growing, processing, marketing Catfish, Tilapia, Trout, Sturgeon, Sturgeon Caviar, Alligators, and tropical fish.


University of Washington
School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences

Box 355020, Seattle, WA 98195
1122 NE Boat St, Seattle, WA 98105


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