The aim of the ARS Aquaculture Program is to support a safe and affordable domestic supply of seafood products for 330 million U.S. consumers that is produced in a healthy, competitive, and sustainable aquaculture sector. Fiscal year 2020 was the first year of externally-reviewed five-year project plans (2020- 2024) that fall under the five Components of the 2020 – 2024 Aquaculture Action Plan. Research conducted includes genetic improvement, reproduction and development, growth and nutrition, fish health, production systems and product quality. Although these project plans guide most of the efforts of the laboratories, we remain flexible to respond to unanticipated challenges and opportunities. NP 106 research covers the spectrum from fundamental to applied research and is focused on solving problems through long term high impact research. The 2020-2024 NP106 Action Plan was approved in 2018 and amended in 2019 in response to new funding provided for research in warmwater marine finfish. The summary of accomplishments in this annual report addresses research objectives in the current National Program Action Plan.
To read more about NP 106 Accomplishments (pdf; 0.2Mb): FY 20 Annual Report
FY 2019 NP 106 Accomplishments (pdf; 0.3Mb): FY 19 Annual Report
FY 2018 NP 106 Accomplishments (pdf; 0.2Mb): FY 18 Annual Report
FY 2017 NP 106 Accomplishments (pdf; 0.1Mb): FY 17 Annual Report
FY 2016 NP 106 Accomplishments (pdf: 0.1Mb): FY 16 Annual Report