Happening on February 22, 2017 - February 22, 2017

Aqua 2

Are you interested in aquaculture and how it can help revive our wild fish population?
Join us for the third segment of our State of Our Oceans Lecture and Film Series featuring a presentation given by Ted Maney, Lab Instructor of Biological Sciences at Salem State University. FREE.

Learn About:

  • What aquaculture is and why it is important
  • The different species involved and the process 
  • How it can help reduce overfishing of wild fish populations
When: February 22, 2017, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Where: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Auditorium,
                6 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport MA


Additional Details: 

Aquaculture is a growing field and will continue to gain importance in the coming years as we try to combat the depletion of natural fish stocks. In relation to the previous part of this series on overfishing, this presentation will explain how aquaculture is a way for people and society as a whole to protect and  help rehabilitate the wild fish stocks to healthy levels in the oceans by consuming farmed fish.  

Mr. Maney will also describe the different forms of aquaculture and species involved, and why it is becoming more prevalent. There are numerous aquaculture farms in our area, as well as a growing number in the United States.  Aquaculture is not designed to replace the natural fisheries, but rather to go hand-in-hand with it to ensure sustainable fishing in the future. Not only does aquaculture produce food, it also helps to restore habitats and rebuild populations of threatened species.

There will be time for questions and a discussion after the presentation. Light refreshments will be available throughout the event. Contact Andrew for more information.

Driving Directions:

The refuge is located ~35 miles north of Boston near the City of Newburyport. From Route 95 take exit 57 and travel east on Route 113, then continue straight onto Route 1A South to the intersection with Rolfe’s Lane for a total of 3.5 miles. Turn left onto Rolfe’s Lane and travel 0.5 miles to its end. Turn right onto the Plum Island Turnpike, and the visitor center will be shortly on the right. If not stopping at the visitor center, continue to travel 2.0 miles crossing the Sgt. Donald Wilkinson Bridge to Plum Island. Take your first right onto Sunset Drive and travel 0.5 miles to the refuge entrance.

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