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Research Programs and Projects at this Location

ARS research is organized into National Programs. Within each National Program are research projects. Listed below are  the National Programs and research projects currently conducted at this location.

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Aquaculture (NP #106)
Genetic Improvement of North American Atlantic Salmon and the Eastern Oyster for Aquaculture Production
(In-House Appropriated)
Evaluation of Natural Astaxanthin Produced by Microalgae as a Potential Pigment Source for Atlantic Salmon (Salmo Salar) Feed
(Cooperative Agreement)
Systematic Sampling of Fish and Systems for the Presence of ISAV HPR0
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Improving Hatchery Techniques of Lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus) for Use as a Cleaner Fish to Control Sea Lice
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Improvement of North American Atlantic Salmon & the Eastern Oyster for Aquaculture Production
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Improvement of North American Atlantic Salmon and the Eastern Oyster for Aquaculture Production
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Leveraging the Eastern Oyster Genome to Facilitate Enhanced Germplasm Improvement
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Population Genomic Evaluation of Wild and Cultured Eastern Oyster Populations from the Northeast Region
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Production of Pedigreed Families for Research on Disease Resistance and Correlation of Resistance with Field Traits
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Reassembly of the Eastern Oyster Genome with Advanced Assembly Pipelines
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Screening Eastern Oyster Populations for Optimal Aquaculture Performance
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)