The Sustainable Aquaculture Research Center (SARC) conducts research to advance marine aquaculture through innovative, interdisciplinary, and collaborative approaches designed to enhance marine profits, culture, and human health, but decrease negative environmental, social, and economic impacts.
We understand that global marine aquaculture is complex and nuanced. A rapidly expanding aquaculture industry, unfettered demand for seafood, and an increasing human population require problem solving in the short-term and encouraging sustainable growth over the long-term. We apply theory, models, empirical field work, and collaborations with industry to address the critical challenges in aquaculture.
SARC is a 501-3c within The Bren School at Univeristy of California Santa Barbara