Sunday 24 March 2019


A New Paradigm for Oysters in the Chesapeake Bay
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02.13.2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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A lecture sponsored by Arundel Rivers and Historic London Town & Gardens

Professor Stan Allen, Director of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science Aquaculture Genetics & Breeding Technology Center (ABC), will be a guest speaker on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 10am at Historic London Town Visitors Center. The ABC hatchery at VIMS currently operates the most extensive breeding program for oysters in the U.S., and arguably the largest in the world.
The lecture is hosted by the Arundel River Federation and Historic London Town and is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Please sign up online at Coffee and refreshments will be available.

The invention of the Triploid has revolutionized oyster aquaculture worldwide, including its recent rapid growth in the lower Chesapeake Bay. More than 90 per cent of Virginia’s farmed oysters result from the
production method they created. Oysters improve water quality through filtration, create invaluable habitat to countless aquatic species, and support an international aquaculture industry.
Oysters have been a mainstay of Chesapeake culture and economy for thousands of years, come find out what this exciting new scientific frontier has in store!