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camera icon:  ABC Director Stan Allen (2nd from R) describes VIMS' role in oyster aquaculture to members of the Virginia House of Delegates’ Chesapeake Subcommittee during their visit to VIMS in August 2009. Researchers in the VIMS oyster hatchery are working to breed disease-resistant oyster strains for use in the Bay.

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ABC Outreach

Educational outreach is an important part of the mission of the Aquaculture and Breeding Technology Center (ABC) at VIMS. ABC staff host tours by citizens, industry groups, and governmnent officials on a regular basis, and also travel regularly to external sites  as part of VIMS' Speaker's Bureau program. Scroll through the photoset above to view some of our recent outreach efforts.

Want to take a tour group through our oyster hatchery? Visit the VIMS Public Tours page, or contact Susan Maples in the VIMS Communications office via [[maples,e-mail]] or phone (804-684-7846).