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Dr. Hillary Egna, Director http://pdacrsp.oregonstate.edu/afcrsp/. Oct 1, 2006- Sep 30, 2011. Oregon State University awarded $8.9-million grant to support aquaculture and fisheries worldwide through the AquaFish CRSP Represents a 50% cut to aquaculture research previously done in ACRSP.
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USAID RFA for this CRSP: 7/31/06
USAID Award to OSU: 9/29/06 (10/1/06)
CRSP RFP release: 11/2006
Sub-award Proposals received: 1/31/07
Independent Technical Reviews: 3/31/07
USAID & Mgmt reviews: 4/2007
Project start dates: costs allowed from April 1, 2007 but subcontracts signed by OSU in Oct 2007.
Lead Partner Institution• a single US institution• assume strong administrative and technical leadership for projects • involved in advisory groups serving the overall program • form collaborative partnerships through sub-awards
• Develop sustainable end-user level aquaculture and fisheries systems to increase productivity, enhance international trade opportunities, and contribute to responsible aquatic resource management
• Foster wide dissemination of research results and technologies to local stakeholders at all levels, including end users, researchers, and government officials; and
Improved Cost Effectiveness and Sustainability of Aquaculture in the Philippines and Indonesia
Philippines & Indonesia
Improving Sustainability and Reducing Environmental Impacts of Aquaculture Systems in China, and South and Southeast Asia
Nepal, Vietnam, China, (Bangladesh)
Development of Alternatives to the Use of Freshwater Low Value Fish for Aquaculture in the Lower Mekong Basin of Cambodia and Vietnam: Implications for Livelihoods, Production and Markets
Developing Sustainable Aquaculture for Coastal and Tilapia Systems in the Americas
Human Health and Aquaculture: Health Benefits through Improving Aquaculture Sanitation and Best Management Practices
Improving Competitiveness of African Aquaculture through Capacity Building, Improved Technology, and Management of Supply Chain and Natural Resources
Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana
LWA: Mali Project
HCPI Phase II (just ended)
OSU -- South Africa, Thailand, Brasil, Honduras, +
HCPI Phase III (air breathers)
OSU -- poss Peru, Bangladesh +
Synthesis Project - OSU
Fill Gap-areas in portfolio: 1-2 new projects
Africa focus (IEHA countries)
2 Possible “gap” Themes:
Enhanced Trade Opportunities for Global Fishery Markets
Food Safety & Value-Added Product Development
All 10 topic areas but special emphasis on several “gap” topics, including (in priority order):
Improved Health and Nutrition, Food Quality, and Food Safety
Watershed & Integrated Coastal Zone Management
Quality Seedstock Development
TENTATIVE AREAS -- SUBJECT TO CHANGE
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Program activities are funded by Grant No. EPP-A-00-06-00012-00 from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and by participating US and Host Country institutions.
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Hillary Egna, Director
For more information:
AquaFish CRSP email address
Goal - “…create global partnerships that develop sustainable solutions in aquaculture and fisheries for improving health, building wealth, conserving natural environments for future generations and strengthening poorer societies ability to self-govern”
LWAs - Mali
HCPI Phase II project mentorships (just ended): Honduras, Brasil, South Africa, Thailand, others above
HCPI Phase III: poss. add Bangladesh, Peru (to begin in 2008/9) air breathing fishes