Sea Grant announces 2020 Aquaculture funding opportunity

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By Milthon Lujan

By: Melissa Schneider*
Subject to the availability of funding, Sea Grant anticipates approximately $5 million will be available for research projects and programs that will significantly advance the understanding of the economics of aquaculture businesses in the United States and address gaps regarding important market information.


The overall goal is to advance business management towards development of a sustainable marine and Great Lakes aquaculture industry in the United States.

Successful proposals will address geographic and/or topical needs and will fully integrate research, extension and education. Proposals that will support broad, non-proprietary research to address critical gaps with respect to aquaculture economics and market needs; make that information available to U.S. aquaculture businesses and management agencies; and build the capacity of Sea Grant and its partners, including Sea Grant aquaculture extension personnel and industry stakeholders, are preferred.

These investments are consistent with Sea Grant’s focus area of Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture (SFA) and the Sea Grant Network’s 10-year Aquaculture Vision, both which support NOAA and Department of Commerce aquaculture goals.

All proposals to this competition must be submitted by a Sea Grant program. Other interested entities must submit proposals in partnership with and through a relevant Sea Grant Program.


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Informational webinar Feb. 5 at 3 p.m. Eastern (Register or join here). 

Notices of intent to submit due Feb. 26.

Full proposals due April 22.


This information is also available at .

Contact Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium Research Coordinator Loretta Leist with any questions.

Loretta Leist
Research Coordinator
Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium
Phone: 228-818-8835

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Source: Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium

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