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, the AquaFish Innovation Lab strives to:

  • strengthen the capacities of its partnering institutions
  • increase the efficiency of aquaculture technologies
  • improve fisheries management
  • disseminate research results to a broad audience

The AquaFish Innovation Lab is one of 24 Feed the Future Innovation Labs funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and partnering US and host country institutions. The AquaFish Innovation Lab has been housed at Oregon State University since inception in 2006. Since that time, the AquaFish Innovation Lab has supported over 570 long-term degree-seeking students, more than 10,000 trainees in 350 short-term training events targeting Host Country stakeholders, and conducted over 160 investigations in 33 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.