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The Delaware Aquaculture 
Resource Center Home Page

Sea Grant Marine Advisory Service, College of Earth Ocean and Environment
Hugh R. Sharp Campus, University of Delaware, 700 Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE 19958

What is the Delaware Aquaculture Resource Center ? It is an archive of information about aquaculture in Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic region. It covers both freshwater and marine culture and is maintained and continually updated by the Sea Grant Marine Advisory Service Aquaculture Specialist to provide an expanding list of resources and other useful information. Please direct any questions, suggestions or comments about the Delaware Aquaculture Resource Center Home Page to John W. Ewart     Phone: 302-645-4060; Fax: 302-645-4213.

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Libraries | DE Contacts | Education/Training | Publications | DE Links |
Mid-Atlantic Aquaculture | Aquatic Science Ed. | Other Links | Internet Search ]

* WAS Employment Service * Aquaculture and the Environment * Aqua-Primer * EEZ Policy Framework * Invasive Species Research (Nuclear Worm) *
* Ethnic Live Seafood Market Study * Oyster Gardening Etc. * Delmarva Charter Boat Resource Page * Delaware Inland Bays Shellfish Aquaculture Page


Aquaculture and Fish Tech 101


Northeastern U.S. Aquaculture Management Guide. A manual for the identification and management of aquaculture production hazards.

Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center (NRAC). United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Tessa L. Getchis, Editor. First edition, 2014. 285 p.


Delaware Inland Bays Shellfish Aquaculture Page

A new Website maintained and continually updated by the Sea Grant Marine Advisory Service (DSGMAS) Aquaculture and Fisheries Specialist as an educational resource about Inland Bays shellfish aquaculture. It includes updates on the DNREC regulatory development process; technical, economic, and environmental information; links to other state shellfish aquaculture programs and industry activities; and links to information of interest for prospective shellfish growers, and local coastal community businesses and residents.

Shellfish Aquaculture in Delaware’s Inland Bays: Status, Opportunities, and Constraints. July 2013


In Memorium
Melbourne R. Carriker, Professor Emeritus
College of Marine and Earth Studies, University of Delaware

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World Aquaculture Society Employment Service

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United States Aquaculture Society (USAS)

USAS Student Activities Committee and Awards Information

Aquaculture and the Environment - a compilation of organizations, reports and links to information on aquaculture development and the environment

AquaPrimer - a compilation of introductory information on aquaculture covering topics such as business planning/marketing, species, production technologies, facility design, water sources/quality, diseases and husbandry, other Internet resources and education/training. 

Development and Testing of an Operational Framework for Offshore Aquaculture in Conjunction with Stakeholders at National and Regional Level - Biliana Cicin-Sain, Director Center for the Study of Marine Policy, Graduate College of Marine Studies, University of Delaware


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Delaware Libraries (Academic, State, School, Community and Other Libraries)

University of Delaware Library  Newark, Delaware

College of Earth, Ocean and Environment Library  Lewes, Delaware

Marine Biological Laboratory/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Library

National Agriculture Library (NAL)

o   Aquaculture and Soilless Farming

National Sea Grant Depository (NSGD)

NOAA Central Library (NCL)

Pacific Regional Aquaculture Information Service for Education (PRAISE)
The Library of Congress
Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) William J Hargis Jr Library

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Contacts for Technical Information and Assistance


Delaware Sea Grant Marine Advisory Service, University of Delaware
Cooperative Extension, Delaware State University

State Agencies

Delaware Department of Agriculture
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)
Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO)

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[ Delaware | Elsewhere | Conferences/Workshops]



Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center …… News and Events


Other Upcoming meetings, conferences and workshops Websites

Aquaculture and Aquatic Science AAS program - Morrisville State College, Morrisville, NY 13408

The Aquaculture Center for Training, Education and Demonstration (ACTED) Program at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution (HBOI), Fort Pierce, Florida

Aquaculture Technology - Associate in Applied Science Degree at Brunswick Community College, Supply, North Carolina

National Seafood HACCP Alliance - for training and education

Conferences and Workshops
           East Coast Shellfish Grower’s Association (ECSGA) Industry Event Calendar
            SeafoodNIC Calendar
            World Aquaculture Society Calendar and Aquaculture Related Meetings
            National Shellfisheries Association Calendar
            National Aquaculture Association Calendar
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[Online Periodicals | Online Catalogs | Search]

Books, Technical Reports, Extension Fact Sheets, Online Magazines, Etc.

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U.S. Aquaculture Production by species - based on data released by NMFS covering the period 1983-2000

2005 Census of Aquaculture -  compiled by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)
Bound hard copies of the 1998 Census of Aquaculture are now available from the National Information Service by calling 1-800-999-6779. The document title is 1998 Census of Aquaculture Volume 3 Special Studies and the document number is AC97SP3.  The cost is $20 and purchase can be made by telephone using a credit card.
Aquaculture Document Database - at the California Aquaculture web site
Aquaculture Knowledge Environment (Aqua KE) - a searchable database of hundreds of U.S. government and United Nations documents related to aquaculture. This site also provides access
to articles from over 300 academic journals
Aquaculture Outlook - published by the Economic Research Service, USDA, Washington, DC.
Aquaculture Reference Books - available via
Aquatext - the free online aquaculture dictionary
Argent Reference Library - of aquaculture and aquatic science books
Bibliography of Resource Materials on HACCP and Quality Assurance for the Aquaculture Sector - aquatic information center (scroll down the page to the publication links)
East Coast Live: Marketing Live Aquatic Products 2000. November 1-4, 2000, Annapolis, Maryland  - Conference program and proceedings
Evaluation of Recirculating Aquaculture Systems - Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture and Univ.  of Minnesota, October 1997
FAO Cultured Aquatic Species Fact Sheets - Search Culture Species Fact Sheets using various tools: a list organized according to common cultured species with a further option for more detailed information. 36 Cultured Aquatic Species Fact Sheets are available
Fish and Fishery Products Hazards and Controls Guide (January 1998)  - U.S. Food & Drug Administration Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition
Fisheries of the United States 2004 - a status report on US commercial and recreational fisheries
Live Shipping of Aquatic Products in the Northeastern Region: An Overview  - from the proceedings from the October '96 international conference on the Marketing and Shipping Live Aquatic Products held in Seattle, Washington - a comprehensive directory of information about more than 150,000 publications from all around the world
Recirculating Aquaculture Systems - textbook developed by the Cornell University and the Freshwater Institute's annual summer short course
Search the Bibliography of Sea Grant Aquaculture Publications
Tech Talk Index - very useful technical tips from Aquatic Eco-Systems, Inc
Texas Agricultural Extension Service - aquaculture publications
The 2000 Annual Report On The United States Seafood Industry - H.M. Johnson and Associates
The Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES) - aquaculture publications and software
Tilapia Aquaculture in the Americas, Volume 1 - published by The World Aquaculture Society & The American Tilapia Association
USDA Regional Aquaculture Center Publications - in portable document format (pdf)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Reference Service - access to FWRS databases and search information

Online Periodicals

Aquaculture Magazine - the Internet version
Aquaculture NEWS - serving the world's aquaculture industry!
Aqua Journal - aquatic gardening and freshwater fish keeping
Aquarium Fish Magazine Online
Aquarium Frontiers Online - the advanced aquarist's guide to marine and freshwater habitats
Fish Farming News - aquaculture's business newspaper
Fish Farmer Online
Koi USA Magazine - the magazine for all Koi enthusiasts
National Fisherman Online
Northern Aquaculture - the voice of cold water aquaculture in North America
Online Catalogs  - for equipment, supplies, books, software, videos, etc.
Online SeaFood Business magazine
Practical Hydroponics & Greenhouses - the soilless culture & growers magazine
Reef Aquarium Farming News
Shrimp News International
Today's Aquarist - world's leading publication for public aquarium professionals

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Delaware Links

Online Delaware Code

DELAWARE AQUACULTURE ACT    TITLE 3    Agriculture    Department of Agriculture    CHAPTER 4.

University of Delaware

College of Earth, Ocean and Environment (CEOE)

Delaware Small Business Development Center - a program of the UD College of Business & Economics

Garden Ponds and Landscaping - 14680 Coastal Highway, Milton, DE 19968
Koi Kountry Water Gardening LTD - 15342 S Dupont Highway, Harrington, DE 19952-3114

Delaware State University
    Seafood Safety in Delaware
Delaware Technical & Community College(DTCC)

Delmarva Aquatics - fry and fingerlings available: pure and hybrid striped bass, yellow perch, largemouth bass and hybrid bluegill.

Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB)

Inland Bays Oyster Gardening Program
Inland Bays Citizen (Water Quality) Monitoring Program
CIB Project: Evaluation of the Natural Occurrence and Stock Enhancement Potential of Hard Clams (Mercenaria mercenaria) and Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) in Little Assawoman Bay, Delaware
CIB Project: Detection and Monitoring of Three Bivalve Protozoan Diseases (Dermo, MSX and QPX) in Delaware’s Inland Bays
CIB Project: Continuing Support for Inland Bay Shellfish Stock Enhancement and Restoration Activities (October 2004 - September 2005)

Delaware Estuary Program (DEP)
    Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Inc

State of Delaware Home Page

Delaware Online - a service of the Wilmington News Journal

The Index of Delaware Web Sites - links to just about everything in Delaware

Delaware HQ - more links to just about everything in Delaware

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Mid-Atlantic Aquaculture Links

[New Jersey | New York | North Carolina | Maryland | Pennsylvania | Virginia| West Virginia]

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC)
    Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council (MAFMC)

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Mid-Atlantic Koi Club (MAKC) Home Page

Links to Information on Pfiesteria piscicida

About Pfiesteria piscicida - from the Maryland Sea Grant Home Page
Pfiesteria piscicida - associated with massive fish mortality in a Maryland hybrid striped bass farm
Pfiesteria piscicida Homepage - from the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Aquatic Botany Laboratory
Pfiesteria Links - from the Water Quality Information Center at the National Agricultural Library , U. S. Department of Agriculture
What are Dinoflagellates?

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New Jersey

New Jersey Department of Agriculture( NJDA) Fish & Seafood Development Program
NJDA Ethnic Live Seafood Market Study

New Jersey Sea Grant Program

Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey
    Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
         Haskin Shellfish Research Lab

New Jersey Fishing Directory - Garden State Seafood Association
    The Elver Fishery and Eel Aquaculture  - Concerned Commercial Elver Fishermen

Aquaculture Technology Program at Cumberland County College, Vineland, New Jersey

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New York

Aquaculture and Aquatic Science - State University of New York - Morrisville College
        Aquaculture and Aquatic Science Course Web-based Material
Cornell University Aquaculture Program
Fingerlakes Aquaculture LLC
Fisheries and Aquaculture - Department of  Agricultural Business and Animal Science at  SUNY Cobleskill
Marine Sciences Research Center, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
New York Sea Grant Program
New York State Aquaculture Association
Town of East Hampton, NY Shellfish Hatchery

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North Carolina

North Carolina Sea Grant Program
    NSSG Aquaculture Extension Contacts

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Division of Aquaculture and Natural Resources
North Carolina Aquaculture Association
North Carolina Trout Growers Association
The North Carolina Shellfish Growers Association
North Carolina Crawfish Growers Association

Aquaculture Technology Program at Brunswick Community College in Wilmington, North Carolina

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Hunting Creek Fisheries, Thurmont, Maryland
Lilypons Water Gardens, Buckeystown, Maryland
Marvesta Shrimp Farm, Hurlock, Maryland

Maryland Department of Natural Resources
   Paul S. Sarbanes Cooperative Oxford Laboratory    Oxford, Maryland
   Oyster Resources in the Chesapeake Bay

NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office   Annapolis, Maryland

Maryland Seafood and Aquaculture
Department of Agriculture
50 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Phone: 410-841-5724

Maryland Sea Grant Program

Maryland Aquafarmer
Maryland Marine Notes
Publication & Audiovisual catalog

The University System of Maryland  - access to Maryland's academic and research institutions

Maryland Coastal Bays Program - Protecting Today's Treasures for Tomorrow

Nanticoke Watershed Alliance - Conserving the Resources of the Nanticoke River Watershed

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Pennsylvania Agricultural Statistics Service
    Pennsylvania Trout Production 2003
    Pennsylvania Aquaculture Census 2002
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Division of Aquaculture
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
        Aquaculture in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Sea Grant Program
Penn State University Cooperative Extension
University of Pennsylvania: School of Veterinary Medicine

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Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Situation and Outlook Report

Results of the 2012 Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Crop Reporting Survey March 2013


The Commercial Fish and Shellfish Technologies (CFAST) program at Virginia Tech

Fish Farming: Seafood and Aquaculture Information Resources - Virginia Cooperative Extension
Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
Virginia Marine Resources Commission
Virginia Seafood - Official Website of the Virginia Marine Products Board
Virginia Sea Grant Program

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West Virginia

The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute
West Virginia University Extension Service

West Virginia Department of Natural Resources
    West Virginia DNR District Offices and Contacts
West Virginia Department of Agriculture
West Virginia Permits

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Aquaculture and Aquatic Science Education Links

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Aquaculture Home Page - of the National Council for Agricultural Education
Aquaculture and Aquatic Science in the Classroom - information on school programs in Delaware and other states
Aquaculture Videos - a listing of videos produced by the USDA Regional Aquaculture Centers. Delaware residents can contact the resource center for additional information
Aquatic Network - information service for the aquatic world
Aquaplant - a web site designed to help pond owners and their advisors in the identification and management of aquatic vegetation.
Aqua news -  a New England Board of Higher Education/National Science Foundation newsletter describing the activities of the the New England Aquacuture Educator's Network
Aquatic science careers - via the search engine
Aquaculture careers - via the search engine
Aquarium & Fish Stuff @ The Link Farm - magazines, other publications, freshwater and marine links
Argent Reference Library - of aquaculture and aquatic science books
BioTech Home Page - an excellent interactive educational resource and biotechnology reference tool
Biotech's Life Science Dictionary - 6900+ terms covering biochemistry, biotechnology, botany, cell biology and genetics
The Bridge - Ocean Sciences Education Teacher Resource Center
Careers in Aquaculture - a nice summary from the University of Idaho Aquaculture Institute
Careers & Jobs in Marine Biology & Oceanography - compiled by Joe Wible, Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford Univ.
Computer Software for Aquaculture - compiled by Doug H. Ernst and Shree S. Nath, Oregon State University Environmental Education programs - offered by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmnetal Control (DNREC)
Fishing For Information - a hypertext guide to Internet resources in aquatic science
Fishing for Troubles - deals with the loss of finfish in the North Carolina area
HMS Beagle - the BioMedNet magazine
Hydroponics & Greenhouses Online - a bimonthly magazine for hydroponics, aquaculture and greenhouse growers, researchers, educators, and allied trades
Jason Project - an international, interdisciplinary program using the Internet and satellite feeds to enable 4th-8th grade students to see and talk with scientists and researchers doing field work in remote locations in the world
Marine Biology Web (MBWEB) - an educational resource
New England Aquaculture Educators Network (AQUA) - helping middle and high school teachers and two-and four-year college and university faculty to introduce aquaculture curricula into existing programs
Online Catalogs for equipment, supplies, books, software, videos, etc.
Science Links - for Elementary and Middle School Teachers
S & S Aqua Farm Bioponics System- a simple and innovative system of food production combining aquaculture and hydroponic growing techniques without expensive equipment
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Glossary of Aquaculture
Virtual Marine Education Center at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)

Aquaculture/Aquatic Science Curricula

Aquaculture in the Classroom - from the University of Arizona
Aquaculture Curricula (teacher and student editions) - developed by the Multistate Academic and Vocational Curriculum Consortium, Inc. (MAVCC)
Aquaculture Curricula Resource Guide: A Resource Tool for the Aquaculture Educator - developed by the New England Aquaculture Educators Network (AQUA)
Individual species aquaculture curricula from the National Council for Agricultural Education
Aquaculture Curriculum on CD-ROM - from the Future Farmers of America (FFA). Items include: five module core curriculum, how-to manuals, 16 species manuals, aquatic resources, biotechnology applications in Aquaculture and more.
Aquaculture in Maine: A Curriculum Guide for Secondary School Teachers
"Something's Fishy" in Texas - A 4-H Aquatic Science School Enrichment Program for Elementary Students
Books, Curriculums, CD-Roms and Videos on Aquaponics, Hydroponics, Aquaculture and Water Gardening from Nelson/Pade Multimedia
"How To Raise & Train Your Peppermint Shrimp"  - a good individual or classroom project for teaching aquaculture, crustacean biology and/or larval ecology
Virginia Vocational Curriculum and Resource Center (VVCRC)
Water Curricula by Topic: Aquatic Life - via the University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute Library

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Other Recommended Links

[ A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P |Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z ] - Aquatic Veterinarian and Disease Diagnostic Laboratory Resources
Aquaculture without Frontiers - (AwF) is an independent non-profit organisation that promotes and supports responsible and sustainable aquaculture and the alleviation of poverty by improving
livelihoods in developing countries -a fully interactive website dedicated to the responsible growth of the global aquaculture community - providing news and information on the aquafeed industry
Aquafind - aquatic fish database  - the aquaculture and seafood directory
Aquatext - the free online aquaculture dictionary
American Fisheries Society (AFS) Home Page
American Tilapia Association (ATA) Home Page
Aquaculture Division Home Page at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution (HBOI)
Aquacultural Engineering Society (AES)
Aquaculture Health Page  - links to information on diseases of fish, molluscs and crustaceans, therapeutants, diagnostic services, educational programs, organizations, publications and other Internet resources
Aquaculture-Online  - your one-stop aquaculture resource
Aqua Farm  - international aquaculture on the Internet
Artemia Reference Center at the University of Ghent, Belgium
Auburn University Aquaculture and Fisheries Home Page - aquatic information center
Center for Aquatic Plants at the University of Florida
East Coast Shellfish Grower's Association
Electronic Zoo / NetVet - Fish Page with links to everywhere.......
European Aquaculture Society (EAS) Home Page
FAO Fisheries & Aquaculture Department - Yearbooks of Fishery Statistics Summary tables of Fishery Statistics Capture - Aquaculture - Commodities
Fishbase 99 - A global information system on fishes - a web community for aquatic animal health professionals
Fish Info Service (FIS)  - a comprehensive web site for international fisheries information serving the aquaculture, seafood and commercial fishing industries
Fishlink - the Information Resource for Aquaculture and Fisheries
Global Aquaculture Alliance - feeding the world through responsible aquaculture

Kloubec Koi Farm – North America’s Premier Breeder of Champion Koi

Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) at Woods Hole, Massachusetts
National Aquaculture Association (NAA) - "One Industry, One Voice"
National Fisheries Institute (NFI) Home Page

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Websites - hundreds of topics and indicies to help you find NOAA products, data and information

National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) or "NOAA Fisheries"

NMFS Fisheries Statistics & Economics Division

NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center at Woods Hole, Massachusetts
NMFS Milford Laboratory  - aquaculture research at the NMFS Laboratory in Milford, Connecticut
NMFS Sustainable Fisheries Act Homepage

National Sea Grant Program

National Seafood HACCP Alliance for Training and Education
National Institutes for Water Resources
National Shellfisheries Association (NSA) Home Page
Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center (NRAC) Home Page
    Other USDA Regional Aquaculture Centers
        Southern Regional Aquaculture Center (SRAC)
        North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC)
        Western Regional Aquaculture Center (WRAC)
        Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture (CTSA)
Organic Farmers Marketing Association Home Page
Provasoli - Guillard National Center for Culture of Marine Phytoplankton, West Boothbay Harbor, Maine
RECIRQUA - a forum for recirculating aquaculture systems at Louisiana State University
Saltwater Aquariums - your guide to one of over 700 sites
Seafood Datasearch - seafood market information
Seafood - news for global seafood businesses, consumers and agrifood decision-makers
Seafood Market Analyst - seafood resources and information
Shrimp News International - Free News and Free Information on World Shrimp Farming

Striped Bass Growers Association
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) - services for the aquaculture industry
USDA National Organic Program
US Environmental Protection Agency Effluent Guidelines Aquatic Animal Production Industry
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Home Page
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM)

FDA Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition - seafood information and resources

United States Joint Subcommittee on Aquaculture (JSA) - serves as a federal interagency coordinating group to increase the overall effectiveness and productivity of Federal aquaculture research, transfer, and assistance programs
United States Trout Farmers Association (USTFA)
World Aquaculture Society (WAS) Home Page - an online seafood auction and industry information resource, created by people in the seafood industry for people in the seafood industry

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Last Updated 3 February 2017
Please direct all questions, comments or reports of broken links to John W. Ewart 
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