The mission of the AquaFish Innovation Lab (formerly AquaFish CRSP) is to enrich livelihoods and promote health by cultivating international multidisciplinary partnerships that advance science, research, education, and outreach in aquaculture and fisheries in environmentally and socially acceptable ways. Bringing together resources from US and Host Country institutions, AquaFish strives to:
- strengthen the capacities of its partnering institutions
- increase the efficiency of aquaculture technologies
- improve fisheries management
- disseminate research results to a broad audience
AquaFish is one of 10 Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and has been housed at Oregon State University since inception in 2006. Since that time, AquaFish has supported over 350 long-term degree-seeking students, more than 240 short-term training events targeting Host Country stakeholders, and conducted over 100 investigations in 20 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.