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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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Approaches to Crab Enhancement

Dr. Anson “Tuck” Hines, Director of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, recently co-authored a SIRF-sponsored research paper, “Stock Enhancement: Strategic Approach for the Blue Swimmer Crab in SE Asia.” In this video, Dr. Hines summarizes different types of enhancement techniques and explains which practices are best suited blue swimming crab stocks.

Crab Enhancement Research

Dr. Yoni Zohar with the University of Maryland Baltimore County and director of the Aquaculture Research Center at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology has co-authored a paper on Crab Enhancement. “Stock Enhancement: Strategic Approach for the Blue Swimmer Crab in SE Asia” profiles various approaches to bolstering crab populations through hatchery raised stocks and… Read more »

SIRF Enrolls in AmazonSmile Program

SIRF has registered with AmazonSmile to make donating to the seafood research nonprofit even easier. A version of the e-commerce platform, AmazonSmile makes available all of the offerings and prices as the original Amazon while dedicating a portion of every purchase to a charitable organization of the user’s choosing. By selecting SIRF as a charity… Read more »

SIRF Newsletter 2018 (I)

SIRF’s first newsletter of the year is out! Read all about SIRF’s current activities which include a New SIRF Fundraising Video, SIRF Fundraising Events and studies on Crab Enhancement and Environmental Impact Research. Link here.

SIRF Soirée a Success in Miami

January 24, 2018 -Miami, FL- Earlier this week, the Seafood Industry Research Fund hosted its annual benefit dinner, the SIRF Soirée. Occurring during the National Fisheries Institute’s Global Seafood Market Conference, the event took place at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami, FL. Seated beneath the museum’s overhead aquarium, over one-hundred… Read more »