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January 24, 2010
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NOAA Extends Public Comment Period on Alternative Aquaculture Feeds Report


The public comment period for the new report, The Future of Aquafeeds, has been extended to March 18, 2011.  Click here to view or download a copy of the report and for instructions on how to submit comments online.


The report was prepared as part of the ongoing NOAA-USDA Alternative Feeds Initiative. The Future of Aquafeeds provides a comprehensive view on the current state of knowledge and the challenges and opportunities associated with development of various alternative aquaculture feeds. The findings, recommendations, and research priorities contained in the report will help identify and prioritize new and ongoing research to be conducted and funded by NOAA, USDA, and other partners under the Initiative. The purpose of the joint NOAA-USDA Initiative is to accelerate the development of alternative dietary ingredients that will reduce the amount of fishmeal and fish oil in aquaculture feeds while maintaining the important human health benefits of farmed seafood. 


Relevant links:

The Future of Aquafeeds Report

NOAA-USDA Alternative Feeds Initiative


Milford Aquaculture Seminar to be held February 7-9


The Milford Aquaculture Seminar will be held February 7-9 in Shelton, CT.  The seminar is hosted by the Milford Laboratory of NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center.  Since 1975, the Milford Laboratory has used this seminar to present research results and transfer information and technology to the aquaculture industry, the scientific community, and the public.  The seminar will begin with a poster session and welcoming event, followed by two days of technical sessions predominantly focused on shellfish aquaculture. To see more information on the seminar including a detailed schedule as well as to register, click here