The School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences (SFAAS) maintains several off-campus field facilities to support our aquaculture research, teaching and extension/outreach activities. They include 1800 acres of land and water 5 miles north of campus where work includes aquaculture in the study areas of genetics, nutrition, pathology, physiology, water chemistry and systems development. There is also a smaller field station 10 miles south of Auburn that is dedicated to mussel culture as a part of threatened and endangered species work. The Alabama Fish Farming Center in Greensboro focuses on field research, disease diagnosis and control, demonstrations and extension education. The Auburn Shellfish Laboratory located at The Dauphin Island Sea Lab on Dauphin Island focuses on research, student education and extension/outreach mostly in the area of oyster research and development. Our research and teaching related to marine systems development and nutrition is carried out at the Claude Peteet Mariculture Center in Gulf Shores. Targeted species currently under study are marine shrimp and pompano.
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