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Regional e-Notes: January Letter from the Director

Jan 31, 2017


2017 is off to a productive start for CTSA! We held our annual Board of Director’s meeting last Thursday to discuss and approve the FY16 Plan of Work. This year, we welcomed three new Board members: Rachel Novotny, Interim Dean of CTAHR, Darren Lerner, Director of UHM SeaGrant, and Alan Everson, new Co-Chair of the CTSA Technical Committee. I am grateful for their input at our meeting, and I look forward to working with them in this new capacity.

At the meeting, the Board reviewed submitted proposals and voted to call for additional new proposals to include in the FY16 Plan of Work. The Request for Proposals is based on industry identified priority areas, and is included in this newsletter.

In addition to releasing an out-of-cycle funding opportunity, CTSA is exploring new ways to connect with and support you, our valued stakeholders. Aside from creating and sharing more of our own videos and publications, we are updating our newsletter and social media formats to promote a more interactive experience. We are encouraging our readers to submit questions about aquaculture via email (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) or social media: We hope to receive and feature your question, and the answer, in a new Regional e-Notes column titled “Ask An Aquaculture Expert.’


Cheng-Sheng Lee, Ph.D.
Executive Director, CTSA