After Hours at VIMS: The Science Behind Oyster Breeding

Oysters are an iconic Bay favorite and are economically important to Virginia. The Virginia Institute of Marine Science is home to the Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Technology Center (ABC), which houses the single most extensive breeding program for oysters in the U.S. ABC conducts applied research that works to continuously improve the oyster aquaculture industry. On March 29th, Dr. Stan Allen, Director of ABC, will share how the Center is helping oyster growers produce the perfect dinner-table oyster. This lecture is free and open to the public.

This is the March 2018 installment of the VIMS After Hours Lecture Series. All After Hours lectures take place at 7:00 pm in Watermen's Hall on the VIMS campus, 1375 Greate Road, Gloucester Point. Reservations to this free, public lecture are required due to limited space. Visit or call 804-684-7061 to register or to find out more information about this and future After Hours lectures.

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