Grand Opening: August 22, 2014

Today's Grand Opening of Moss Landing Marine Laboratories' Aquaculture Facility was well attended and well received.

The day's speakers included Jim Harvey, Director of MLML; Dennis Jaehne, AVP Undergraduate Studies & Acting Deputy Provost; Pam Stacks, AVP Graduate Studies & Research at SJSU and Interim Chief Operating Officer at SJSU Research Foundation; Rebecca Dukes, COO at SJSU Tower Foundation; Wayne Porter, U.S. Navy (retired); and Mike Graham, Professor of Phycology at MLML.

Attendees from various scientific, business, academic, and community sectors enjoyed the event’s aquaculture demonstrations and discussions. There was lots of positive responses to this new facility, a unique center on the west coast that directly partners an educational institution to aquaculture research. Moss Landing Marine Laboratories is grateful to the David & Lucile Packard Foundation for making the construction of this new facility possible. The next step is continuing to foster collaborative relationships that partner business with researchers and students; and to furnish the center with various analytical and monitoring instrumentation.

Photos by Scott Gabara