Alabama, Mississippi aquaculture projects receive funding

Two projects in Alabama and Mississippi have been selected for funding through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sea Grant Integrated Projects to Increase Aquaculture Production grant competition.

Reginald Blaylock of The University of Southern Mississippi and his research team will be awarded $994,955 for their project “Commercializing intensive copepod culture: A transformational foundation essential for increasing domestic production of high-value marine finfish,” and Bill Walton of Auburn University will receive $100,218 for his project “Enhancing peer-to-peer learning opportunities for Southern oyster farmers.”

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