Feds make $6 million available for aquaculture research

Alaska aquaculture researchers urged to apply



NR: SG-2010/NR304

Fairbanks, Alaska—NOAA's National Sea Grant Office, in partnership with the NOAA Aquaculture Program, will make up to $6 million available in a national research competition aimed at supporting the development of environmentally and economically sustainable ocean, coastal or Great Lakes aquaculture.

Institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, commercial organizations, state, local and tribal governments, and individuals interested in aquaculture research are encouraged to submit proposals to this special National Sea Grant research opportunity.

Applications from Alaska are due May 25, 2010, and must meet certain federal eligibility requirements. To learn more, visit the Special Research Opportunities in Aquaculture page.

The Alaska Sea Grant College Program is a statewide marine research, education, communication, and extension service at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. Alaska Sea Grant is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in partnership with the State of Alaska and private industry.

The Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program is a statewide university extension and technical assistance program that helps Alaskans wisely use, conserve, and enjoy Alaska's marine and coastal resources.