Who We are

Located at the University of California in Santa Barbara in the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, the Sustainable Aquaculture Research Center is surrounded by cutting edge coastal resource and aquaculture research. Our researchers are leaders in marine ecology, global fisheries, human use assessments and natural resource economics. SARC partners with NGOs, government and industry to help promote sustainable aquaculture practice domestically as well as abroad. 



What We Do

We develop innovative solutions to advance marine aquaculture through interdisciplinary, and collaborative approaches. Our goal is to enhance prosperity, ecosystem services, and human health, while decreasing negative environmental, social, and economic impacts.






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Where We Work

SARC studies issues from the local to global scale, with on-going projects in southern California, Norway, French Polynesia, Chile, Indonesia, and other regions where aquaculture is rapidly expanding.





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