A major challenge facing the seafood industry is confirming the identity of fish sold in restaurants, seafood markets, and by wholesalers. In 2010, Florida Sea Grant funded research to develop rapid, simple, field-based detection technology that could differentiate grouper from other fish and combat seafood mislabeling fraud. Based on their work, the researchers patented and commercialized a new product (during 2015-2016) that can rapidly test the authenticity of grouper.
Virginia Sea Grant Launches the USDA and NOAA-Supported Aquaculture Information Exchange Online Community Platform
The Aquaculture Information Exchange (AIE) online community platform website is now live and open for new user registrations. The AIE represents a joint effort between NOAA’s National Sea Grant Office, NOAA’s Fisheries Office of Aquaculture, USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), and Virginia Sea Grant.