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Aquaculture / Fisheries - "Center of Excellence"

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Mission Statement

The Aquaculture/Fisheries Center of Excellence is a research and extension center dedicated to the development and transfer of timely, problem-solving information.  The primary mission is to respond to immediate and future needs of the state’s aquaculture industry, and fisheries and aquatic resource managers through quality research and extension programs.  The primary stakeholders and beneficiaries of the Center are aquaculture producers, aquaculture support industries, private pond owners, county Extension personnel, state and federal natural resource agencies, and undergraduate and graduate students of the Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries.  UAPB is the only state-supported institution of higher education in Arkansas that has statewide responsibility for both research and extension in aquaculture and fisheries.
The Center and Department are dedicated to (1) applied and basic aquaculture and fisheries research; (2) dissemination of scientifically-proven results through extension and advanced educational techniques that contribute to the economic development of the Delta region and the state; (3) the aquaculture industry of Arkansas; 4) undergraduate and graduate aquaculture and fisheries education; and (5) the responsible management and conservation of aquatic resources in Arkansas.

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Our Department

The Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries is the administrative unit for the academic teaching programs.  The Department offers both undergraduate (B.S. in Aquaculture and Fisheries Sciences) and graduate degrees (M.S. and Ph.D. in Aquaculture and Fisheries).

Department History

The B.S. degree in Aquaculture and Fisheries Sciences was offered originally through the Department of Agriculture. Due to the unique aspects of the disciplines of Aquaculture and Fisheries, a separate Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries was created within the School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences in 1994. The Department has offered an M.S. degree in Aquaculture and Fisheries since 1997, and a Ph.D. in Aquaculture and Fisheries since 2012.

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Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
1200 N. University Drive                                
Mail Slot 4912
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
Phone: (870) 575-8968
Fax: (870) 575-4637  
  Dr. Lin Xie
Ph.D. Associate Professor/Acting Department Chair - Statistics
Phone: (870) 575-8157