USDA announces $1.2m to support aquaculture research projects

Program supports development of environmentally and economically sustainable U.S. aquaculture industry by generating new science-based information and technology to address industry constraints.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food & Agriculture (NIFA) announced $1.2 million in available funding for aquaculture research projects in the areas of genetics, disease, production systems and economics.

The funding is made through NIFA's Aquaculture Research Competitive Grants Program, which is authorized by the Competitive, Special & Facilities Research Grant Act.

"Sustainability of the aquaculture industry is important both from the persp

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