Milford Laboratory Open House and High School Research Collaborations
Local and regional school groups visit NOAA Fisheries’ Milford Laboratory for a day of lab visits in Milford, Connecticut. The Milford Laboratory also collaborates with two regional aquaculture high schools on shellfish and fish aquaculture.
The Milford Laboratory, a world leader in aquaculture science, was established at the request of Connecticut’s oyster industry to help expand sustainable oyster harvests. Over the lab's illustrious history, NOAA scientists, working closely with industry and academia, have made fundamental contributions to the understanding of shellfish biology and reproduction (see "History," below). Today, the Milford Lab continues to conduct state-of-the-art science that informs management for the sustainable expansion of aquaculture, provides services to the shellfish aquaculture industry, and advances new technologies through collaborative research.