Institute aims to lead aquaculture research — from Idaho

Institute aims to lead aquaculture research — from Idaho

New facility built to develop sustainable aquafeeds and explore feasibility of inland marine aquaculture.

Ronald Hardy, director of the Aquaculture Research Institute, relocated from Washington State University to oversee the development of aquaculture research at the University of Idaho, which he said saw an opportunity as other West Coast universities began to shift their focus from aquaculture to marine biology and wild fisheries. For years, the Aquaculture Research Institute has focused on freshwater production, becoming a leader in fish nutrition research while studying trout at a gravity-fed research farm in southern Idaho.