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Mission

The mission of the National Center for Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture (NCCCWA) is to enhance the nation's aquaculture production by developing improved germplasm and technologies that increase farm efficiency, product quality, and environmental sustainability. Research focuses primarily on rainbow trout and encompasses genetics, genomics, physiology, aquatic animal health, and aquaculture engineering. Ultimately we envision growth in US aquaculture production that supports recreational activities and provides a healthy seafood option for consumers.
The Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture Research is located in Leetown, WV and is part of the Northeast Area.
The Director/Research Leader is Timothy Leeds.
Email: tim.leeds@usda.gov
Phone: 304-724-8340
Fax: 304-725-0351
11861 Leetown Road
Leetown, WV 25430