Aquaculture and Fisheries

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Through scientific research and hands-on work with communities, organizations, and individuals, WHSG helps make fisheries and aquaculture operations safe, sustainable, responsibly managed, and economically strong. Our program elements include:

Stock enhancement: development of technology and programs to promote stock enhancement of natural fish and shellfish resources

Larval recruitment: investigation of larval recruitment processes for fish and shellfish and development of means to understand the relationship between recruitment and physical and chemical characteristics of the environment

Disease dynamics: investigation of disease dynamics in marine organisms with an emphasis on prevention and management of diseased stocks to minimize economic losses to the natural fisheries and aquaculture industries

Promotion of business and industrial development: expanding efforts in coastal management and understanding of the economics of marine related businesses, and investigating alternative species to augment and diversify current aquaculture crops.

Research

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Community Engagement

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Extension and outreach efforts that support sustainable fisheries and aquaculture include: