Feed the Future Innovation Lab for
Collaborative Research on Aquaculture & Fisheries
The mission of the AquaFish Innovation Lab (formerly AquaFish CRSP) is to enrich livelihoods and promote health by cultivating international multidisciplinary partnerships that advance science, research, education, and outreach in aquaculture and fisheries in environmentally and socially acceptable ways. Bringing together resources from US and Host Country institutions, AquaFish strives to:
AquaFish is one of 10 Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and has been housed at Oregon State University since inception in 2006. Since that time, AquaFish has supported over 350 long-term degree-seeking students, more than 240 short-term training events targeting Host Country stakeholders, and conducted over 100 investigations in 20 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Currently, AquaFish is funding five US universities to lead projects in eight countries in Africa and Asia.
At World Aquaculture 2013 in Nashville, the Honorary Life Award was presented to Dr. Hillary Egna. The Honorary Life Award represents the highest award of the World Aquaculture Society and recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of aquaculture. -Read More-
On Friday, 8 November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan made landfall, and the Philippines was hit with what has been identified as the largest storm to ever reach land. One of the most powerful storms in record’s history, Typhoon Haiyan was recorded as being three and a half times more forceful than Hurricane Katrina. The sheer size of the storm, compounded by the fact that the Philippines is an archipelago composed of roughly 7,100 islands, left the country vulnerable and exposed when the storm hit. According to the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters, the Philippines’ location on the western rim of the Pacific Ocean, the most active area for tropical cyclones, has left it amongst the top five most disaster-hit countries. Haiyan has left the country severely damaged, displacing at least 800,000 people, affecting more than 12 million people, and causing more than 6,000 deaths with roughly1,000 people still missing. -Read More-
AquaFish Innovation Lab
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon 97331
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Aquaculture & Fisheries is funded under USAID Leader with Associates Cooperative Agreement No. EPP-A-00-06-00012-00 and by the participating US and Host Country partners.
The mission of AquaFish is to enrich livelihoods and promote health by cultivating international multidisciplinary partnerships that advance science, research, education, and outreach in aquatic resources. Bringing together resources from US and Host Country institutions, AquaFish strives to strengthen the capacities of its participating institutions, to increase the efficiency of aquaculture and improve fisheries management in environmentally and socially acceptable ways, and to disseminate research results to a broad audience.