About Us

The Center for Aquatic Biology and Aquaculture (CABA) was established to provide leadership, focus, and support to University of California Davis researchers in addressing problems associated with California’s cultured and wild aquatic biological resources.

CABA and its aquatic research facilities provide the basic infrastructure to allow departments within the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, as well as campus-wide, to conduct multidisciplinary and interdepartmental research and associated programs. These activities provide the scientific base to sustain California’s natural populations of aquatic species, support the technological framework of the state’s marine and freshwater aquaculture industries, and create sustainable aquaculture production.

Areas of Interest

  • Aquaculture extension and outreach
  • Conservation of biodiversity
  • Design and productivity of aquaculture systems
  • Diseases of aquatic animals
  • Environmental physiology
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Ecology and restoration of threatened species
  • Population dynamics and fishery management
  • Processing, quality and safety of aquatic products for human consumption
  • Reproductive and developmental biology of aquatic animals
  • Socio-economic issues of aquaculture and fisheries
  • Seafood processing and technology
  • Genetic Improvement