ATLANTIC SALMON GENETICS AND BREEDING RESEARCH WITH COBSCOOK BAY SALMON
National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center
Project Number: 1915-31000-003-02
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 17, 2007
End Date: Sep 16, 2012
The objective of the cooperative research project is to facilitate the development of an Atlantic salmon breeding program by the USDA, ARS National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center (NCWMAC) in Franklin and Orono, Maine. The cooperative research project will initiate cooperative research projects and sustain the NCWMAC Atlantic salmon breeding program and Cobscook Bay Salmon, an aquaculture industry collaborator, acting through the Agricultural Research Service (ARS).
This Agreement will identify the general terms that will guide ARS during the development, implementation, and technology transfer from the NCWMAC Atlantic salmon breeding program located in Orono and Franklin, ME. This approach will: (a) provide information to the ARS NCWMAC research program on problems limiting economically viable Atlantic salmon production, and (b) assist ARS in sustaining the breeding program by providing sources of germplasm and evaluating germplasm from the NCWMAC to U.S. aquaculture producers and consumers.