Aquaculture, the farming of fish and other aquatic organisms, is becoming a major industry in the Garden State with resources and funding from Rutgers.

Rutgers has been a key player in the development and expansion of aquaculture throughout New Jersey.

The Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory (HSRL) is a New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and a field station for the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences both located at the School of Environmental and Biological Science in Rutgers University.

“Rutgers has been working for more than a century on helping to develop aquaculture in New Jersey,” Bushek said. “We helped develop the method to develop the clam aquaculture industry.”

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