AgriLife Extension Coastal Marine Resources
Marine agents with AgriLife Extension are also dual-appointed with Texas Sea Grant and strive to educate Texans about various marine-related topics and issues- including marine policy, fisheries, aquaculture, seafood safety, and environmental quality.
AgriLife Research Mariculture
Developing improved lines of important species through selective breeding is a well-established way to improve sustainability, production efficiency, and profitability of the aquaculture industry in Texas. Our research involves selective breeding – the process by which important traits, such as growth rate and resistance to disease, in domesticated populations are improved over time by selecting the best individuals to breed the next generation.