Sep 05 2008
U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, today announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded $892,107 to Auburn University for its Aquatic Genomics and Biosecurity Research Center. Senator Shelby was instrumental in securing this funding.
“Alabama’s aquaculture resources are an important asset to our state’s economy,” said Shelby. “Auburn University will use this funding to develop a comprehensive network database that will detect and recognize biosecurity hazards in fish farms and aquatic settings. The Center’s comprehensive approach to the health of our nation’s fishing and aquaculture industries will ensure the long-term safety and viability of the resources.”