Research and development of new technologies insures the future growth and success of the U.S. aquaculture industry.

Based on industry needs, projects developed and funded by WRAC are designed to directly impact commercial aquaculture development in all western states. 

The WRAC program is acknowledged to be an efficient and productive use of federal funds.  Its unique approach to research – identifying problems at the local level and then working to solve them using a coordinated team effort -- utilizes the best scientific and outreach talent in the Western Region.