The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research this week announced four grants totaling $1.5 million for research to improve economic opportunities for farmed fish, shellfish, and marine invertebrate production and increase the supply of domestically-produced, nutritious foods in the United States. The awards are matched by five companies, one industry association and three universities for a total of $3 million in funding for research including best practices for aquaculture producers and economic feasibility studies. All research results will be shared publicly with the goal of stimulating aquaculture markets. "FFAR is committed to expanding sustainable protein availability," said Executive Director Sally Rockey. "We are optimistic about the potential for these four unique projects to help expand economic opportunities for farmed fish and shellfish producers in the U.S." Click here for details on the projects the four grants will finance.