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Establishing Foundational Resources for Finfish Mariculture Business and Industry Development in North Carolina: Sustainable Feeds, Regional Feed Suppliers, and Enhanced Market Value

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Award date: 
Sep 11, 2012
Award amount: 
$74,991
Organization name: 
UNC - Wilmington
Principal Investigator: 
Watanabe, Wade O.
Grant program category: 
Sector and Region Support
Grant program name: 
Regional Development Grant
Region: 
Southeastern

This project will test promising, eco-friendly and cost-effective diets that combine optimized levels of alternative protein and lipid sources to fish meal and fish oil, establish regional feed suppliers, apply these diets on commercial farms, evaluate feed production methods against sustainable aquaculture criteria and the effects of these feeds on profitability.

Fiscal year: 
2013