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Research & Outreach Projects funded by WRAC

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Title Lead PI Funding Dates
Determination and practical application of egg quality measures toward reliable culture of high-value marine finfish species Kevin Stuart
Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute
2013-2016
If you feed them, will they grow?  A dietary approach to improving the growth of juvenile cutthroat trout Dr. Chris Myrick
Colorado State University
2013-2017
Profitable and biosecure rock scallop culture for the West Coast Paul Olin
University of California, San Diego
2013-2017
Efficient, rapid assay for predicting the growth rate of aquaculture species based on metabolic rate of the
fertilized egg
Dr. Ben Renquist
University of Arizona
2013-2015
Optimizing the larval nutrition of marine finfish aquaculture species along the West Coast Mark Drawbridge
Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute
2010-2013
Environmental and endogenous factors affecting egg quality and caviar yield in farmed sturgeon Dr. Serge Doroshov University of California-Davis 2010-2014
Optimizing dietary protein and energy utilization to improve production efficiency of tilapia in the Western United States Dr. Wendy Sealey
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bozeman Fish Technology Center
2009-2012
Cost-effective, alternative protein diets for rainbow trout that support optimal growth, health, and product quality Dr. Wendy Sealey
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bozeman Fish Technology Center
2009-2012
Aquarius 3.0 Dr. Fred S. Conte
University of California, Davis
2010-2011
Coldwater disease prevention and control through vaccine development and diagnostic improvements Dr. Ken Cain
University of Idaho
2008–2009
Economic impacts of private sector aquaculture-based recreational fishing in the Western USA Dr. Craig Bond
Colorado State University
2007-2008
Determining ripeness in white sturgeon females to maximize yield and quality of caviar Dr. Molly Webb
Montana State University
2007-2011
Potential threat of Great Lakes VHS virus in the Western United States Dr. Gael Kurath
USGS Western Fisheries Research Center
2008-2009
Physiological changes associated with live haul Dr. John Colt
National Marine Fisheries Service
2005-2009
Development and evaluation of starter diets and culture conditions for 3 subspecies of cutthroat trout and Gila trout Dr. Chris Myrick
Colorado State University
2005-2008
An evaluation of the effectiveness of various florfenicol treatment regimens to control mortality caused by Streptococcus iniaei in cultured hybrid striped bass Dr. James Bowker
US Fish & Wildlife Service
2005-2008
AQUARIUS: Shellfish sanitation simulator, rainfall and water quality closure rule evaluator, version 2.0 Dr. Fred S. Conte
University of California, Davis
2005-2006
Immunological mechanisms of intensively-reared warmwater and coolwater finfish Dr. Vaughn Ostland
Kent Sea Tech Corporation
2003-2007
Scale-dependent and indirect effects of filter feeders on eelgrass:  Understanding complex ecological interactions to improve environmental imapcts of aquaculture Dr. Jennifer Ruesink
University of Washington
2003-2007
Optimizing quality and shelf-life of sturgeon caviar Dr. Barbara Rasco
Washington State University
2002-2006
Investigation into the solution of critcal problems of the recirculation aquaculture industry in the western region Dr. Raul Piedrahita
University of California, Davis
2001-2006
Crossbreeding Pacific oysters for high yield Dr. Dennis Hedgecock
University of Southern California
2001-2003
Reducing phosphorous discharge from high density, flow-through aquaculture facilities Dr. Shulin Chen
Washington State University
2000-2004
Enhancing breeding and health of sturgeon broodstock Dr. Serge Doroshov University of California, Davis 2001-2002
The ecological role and potential impacts of molluscan shellfish culture in the estuarine environment Dr. Brett Dumbauld
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
1999-2003
Disease interactions between wild and cultured salmonids Dr. Christine Moffit
University of Idaho
1998-2001
Development of economical, high-performance, low-polluting feeds and feeding strategies Dr. Faye Dong
University of Washington
1997-2001
Improving Pacific oyster broodstocks Dr. Dennis Hedgecock University of California, Davis and Bodega Bay Marine Lab 1997-2001
White sturgeon domestic broodstock management Dr. Serge Doroshov
University of California, Davis
1997-2001
Control of infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus in commercially reared salmonid fishes Dr. James Winton
USGS, Western Fisheries Research Center
1997-1999
Evaluation and improvement of solids removal systems used in aquaculture production Dr. Walter Zachritz, II
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
1995-1998
Pollutant reduction in salmonid aquaculture by diet modification Dr. Frederic Barrows
US Fish and Wildlife Service
1993-1997
Improving the quality of intertidal substrate for oysters and other bivalves: a strategy for managing burrowing shrimp and enhancing habitat Dr. David Armstrong University of Washington 1993-1997
Development of methods for control of infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus in commercially reared salmonid fishes Dr. James Winton
USGS, Western Fisheries Research Center
1993-1997
Extension computer subject matter, information retrieval system (EIRS) Dr. Fred S. Conte
University of California, Davis
1993-1995
Development of Pacific oyster broodstock Dr. Dennis Hedgecock University of California, Davis 1992-1996
Etiology and control of bacterial kidney disease Dr. James Congleton
University of Idaho
1990-1993
Noxious phytoplankton blooms and salmon aquaculture: biology and distribution of the flagellate, Heterosigma akashiwo, in Pacific northwest waters
Dr. Karl Banse
University of Washington
1990
Improved production of salmonids through sex control and chromosome set manipulation
Dr. Carl Schreck
Oregon State University
1988-1993
Development and Improvement of Fish and Shellfish Broodstocks  
Dr. William Hershberger University of Washington 1987- 1994
The nutritive value of alternate protein sources in the diets of cultured salmonids  Dr. Ron Hardy
University of Washington
1987-1992