Thursday, April 15, 2010

Oregon Sea Grant Aquaculture Research Opportunity

The Oregon Sea Grant is seeking proposals for the aquaculture research competition which is designed to support the development of environmentally and economically sustainable ocean, coastal, or Great Lakes aquaculture by funding research, outreach and management. Proposed projects must support the goals stated in Sea Grant's National Strategic Plan (2009-2013) Focus Area of Safe and Sustainable Seafood Supply: a sustainable supply of safe seafood to meet public demand; a healthy domestic seafood industry that produces, processes, and markets seafood responsibly and efficiently; and informed consumers who understand the importance of ecosystem health and sustainable harvesting practices to the future of our domestic fisheries, who appreciate the health benefits of seafood consumption, and who understand how to evaluate the safety of the seafood products they buy. Sea Grant's National Strategic Plan is available at . These goals are consistent with those of the NOAA Aquaculture Program.

If you plan to submit a proposal, you are encouraged to contact Steve Brandt or Julie Risien at Oregon Sea Grant ( 541 737-2714) if you want to discuss your ideas in relation to National Sea Grant Goals. There is no preliminary proposal stage. Full proposals are to be submitted via the state Sea Grant program. For investigators in Oregon, submit full proposals online via the Oregon Sea Grant proposal submission Webnibus:

Amount: Varies

Date due: May 25, 2010

For more information, click here.