Sea Grant announces 2017 Aquaculture Initiative
Sea Grant welcomes proposals for two competitive opportunities to advance aquaculture research, address barriers to aquaculture, and expand aquaculture production. Up to $15 million is expected to be available over several years to support projects in the two competitions. Interested parties should partner with a Sea Grant program to apply.
Details of the two competitions are available on the 2017 Aquaculture Competition page.
The 2017 Sea Grant Aquaculture Initiative includes two competitive funding opportunities. The first competition is focused on projects that show great promise to increase aquaculture production in the near future by clearly addressing major constraints, barriers, or hurdles limiting United States marine, coastal, and Great Lakes aquaculture production. The second competition is focused on projects that may be earlier in the exploratory/development phase that show promise to contribute to the expansion of sustainable marine, coastal, and Great Lakes aquaculture in the United States.
Sea Grant works to advance aquaculture by:
- Funding targeted research and development for issues that challenge sustainable aquaculture
- Offering training and technical assistance to improve business profits and production efficiency
- Educating consumers about safe, sustainable seafood choices.