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Aquaculture and Fisheries Center
Mission Statement
    The Aquaculture/Fisheries Center of Excellence is a research and extension center dedicated to the development and transfer of timely, problem-solving information. The primary mission is to respond to immediate and future needs of the state’s aquaculture industry, and fisheries and aquatic resource managers through quality research and extension programs. The primary stakeholders and beneficiaries of the Center are aquaculture producers, aquaculture support industries, farm pond owners, natural resource managers (particularly state and federal agencies), and other residents of Arkansas. UAPB is the only state-supported institution of higher education in Arkansas that has statewide responsibility for both research and extension in aquaculture and fisheries.
    The Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries offers the state’s only undergraduate major in Fisheries Biology and the only M.S. degree in Aquaculture/Fisheries.
    The Center is dedicated to (1) applied aquaculture and fisheries research; (2) dissemination of scientifically-proven results through extension and advanced educational techniques that contribute to the economic development of the Delta region and the state; (3) the aquaculture industry of Arkansas; and (4) the responsible management of aquatic resources in Arkansas.