NOAA Opens 2006 Aquaculture Competition

NOAA to award $4 million in grants for sustainable marine aquaculture in the United States
January 17, 2006

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that it will award up to $4 million in competitive grants in 2006 for demonstration projects and research targeted to the development of sustainable marine aquaculture in the United States.


Coordinated by the NOAA Aquaculture Program and NOAA Research, the competition will consider aquaculture research and demonstration projects in nearshore, open water, or terrestrial environments across a range of scientific disciplines.

The deadline for preliminary proposals is February 28, 2006. The deadline for full proposals is April 13, 2006.

Institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, commercial organizations, Federal, State, local and Indian tribal governments, and individuals are eligible to apply.


More information

To view the full announcement, including specifics on eligibility and the process for proposals, go to: , under “News”.


For more information on the 2006 competition, contact Dr. Jim McVey by phone, 301-713-2435; or by e-mail,


For more information on the NOAA Aquaculture Program, contact