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Keeping pace with the seafood industry, SIRF maintains a robust calendar of funding cycles, donor events and research deliverables. Stay current with the latest SIRF news through our press releases, quarterly newsletters and research updates. SIRF strives to give its supporters a complete and timely view of its work. Learn how SIRF is using your donation to fund research that impacts business bottom lines and promotes growth within the seafood industry.

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Improving Aquaculture at Virginia Tech

Dr. David Kuhn, a SIRF-sponsored researcher at Virginia Tech, provides a detailed look into his antibody fish farming research.  Outlining the methods of his study, Dr. Kuhn hopes the project will lead to developments preventing large-scale disease outbreaks and economic loss within the aquaculture industry.  As the first study of its kind performed on fish,… Read more »

Finding a Path to Safety in Food Allergy

In 2016, the National Academies of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine led an inquiry into food allergies. The study sought to determine the prevalence and severity of food allergies and its impact on affected individuals, families, and communities; and current understanding of food allergies as a disease, and in diagnostics, treatments, prevention, and public policy. As… Read more »

SIRF Website Announcement

The Seafood Industry Research Fund (SIRF) has unveiled a newly redesigned website at Sirfonline.org. With a reformatted web-presence, the seafood research organization seeks to keep supporters current on its activities through an intuitive, interactive and educational visitor experience. The new SIRF site combines videos, news stories and research updates to communicate SIRF’s active role in… Read more »