This is a reminder that WRAC pre-proposals are due April 15, 2022.
Proposed Research Areas:
Based on extensive input from aquaculture industry, extension and research representatives throughout the region, the Western Regional Aquaculture Center (WRAC) is seeking Pre-Proposals for nine research areas, listed here in no specific order or rank:
- New and Emerging Species
- Detection, Prevention and Treatment of Stressors Affecting Aquaculture Production
- Aquaculture Opportunities Through Genetics
- Aquaculture Applied Technology Solutions
- Diet Nutrition/Innovation
- Opportunities and Obstacles to Aquaculture Development in the Western Region
- Increasing Product Quality Through Food Science and Quality Control
- Reducing Impacts of Aquatic Nuisance Species on Shellfish Aquaculture
- Improvements in Hatchery Technology and Techniques
Visit the WRAC website and link to the RFP for complete instructions and submission guidelines.
The Western Regional Aquaculture Center (WRAC) is one of five centers making up the Regional Aquaculture Center (USDA/NIFA) program in the United States. Developed to take advantage of the best aquaculture science, educational skills, and facilities within a twelve-state area, WRAC works to enhance viable and profitable commercial aquaculture production in the U.S. for the benefit of producers, consumers, and the American economy.