Office of Research

Western Regional Aquaculture Center (WRAC)


The mission of the Western Regional Aquaculture Center (WRAC) is to support aquaculture research, development, demonstration, and education to enhance viable and profitable U.S. aquaculture production for the benefit of consumers, producers, service industries, and the American economy. Two foundation elements of the RAC program are:

1. Industry involvement in all aspects of project development, ensuring funding of projects that directly impact commercial aquaculture efforts in each region.

2. Regional team approach fosters integration of research, extension, and industry capabilities, avoiding duplication of effort and ensuring efficient use of resources.

Funding Information:

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) 1987-present (annual)

Reporting Structure:

Director of School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, and Director of NIFA

Related UW Entities:

College of the Environment, School of Forest Resources

Center Details

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Director: Young, Graham
Location: 246 Fisheries Teaching & Research Center (FTR)
1140 NE Boat St.
Year Started: 1987
Administrator / Program Manager: Granger, Debbie
Administering College/School: College of the Environment 
Faculty Involvement: 1