Meeting the needs of the general public and the aquaculture industry through technology transfer, workshops, forums, and public education.
Major Current Outreach Projects
Commercial Shellfish Culture: Assistance for potential oyster aquaculture business owners with startup technology information and the details of regulatory compliance
Non-commercial Shellfish Culture: VIMS has an enduring partnership with the Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association (TOGA) providing liasion services and educational programs including a Master Oyster Gardners Course and scientific advisory services.
Finfish Aquaculture: Closed recirculating Life Support Systems (LSS) with current emphasis on develpoing new marine finfish cultures for life studies, tag and release, ornamental production, and suitability for sustainable farming.
Thomas Murray: Marine business and applied economics
Karen Hudson: Shellfish aquaculture informational/advisory assistance
Dan Sennett: Finfish aquaculture informational/advisory assistance