Milford Lab in the News!

Milford Laboratory/Envera LLC Cooperative Probiotic Research Highlighted in YouTube Video

A video describing accomplishments of the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between the NOAA Fisheries Milford Laboratory and Envera LLC, has been released on the new NOAA Technology Partnership Office YouTube channel. Diane Kapareiko speaks on the benefits of the CRADA in moving Milford Probiotic Strain OY15 toward commercialization for use in larviculture of the Eastern Oyster, as well as finding another potential probiotic strain for oysters among a collection of Bacillus strains already sold by Envera as probiotic strains for shrimp aquaculture. This video was taken and produced by Derek Parks of the NOAA Technology Partnership Office (TPO).

NOAA's Milford Lab a Global Leader

The Northeast Fisheries Science Center's Gary Wikfors was recently named one of the top 20 most productive oyster researchers in the world.

Milford Scientist participates in Reddit Ask Us Anything

On October 19, 2015, Milford Lab's Julie Rose along with Susanne Bricker from NOAA/NCCOS participated in a Reddit Science Ask Us Anything. The title of the discussion was "The Hidden Powers of Shellfish Aquaculture". To see the archived exchange (and learn a bit about Julie and Susanne), check out the link below.


Pictured from left to right: Dr. Shannon Meseck (Acting as Chief, Biotechnology Branch), Dr. Julie Rose (Acting as Chief, Culture Systems and Habitat Evaluation Branch), Dr. Kathryn Sullivan and Dr. Thomas Noji (Acting Chief, Aquaculture and Enhancement Division and Milford Lab Director).

Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan, NOAA Administrator, visits the Milford Lab on October 2nd, 2015

Dr. Sullivan spent part of Friday afternoon at the Milford Lab learning about more about Milford Lab’s current research projects.

Jose Pereira’s work with area students highlighted

Pereira, a fisheries biologist at the NEFSC’s Milford Laboratory for 35 years, is part of Project Periphyton, an education program that links research on local watersheds with Long Island Sound and climate change.

Connecticut Lab Ups Its Shell Game

Research conducted on shellfish aquaculture is highlighted in the Wall Street Journal.

Milford Lab highlighted in regional magazine

An article highlighting the Milford Laboratory was published in the summer edition of Milford Living.

Milford Lab's Gary Wikfors named one of the world's top 20 oyster researchers

A recent manuscript in Aquaculture International studied oyster-focused publications from 1991-2014. According to this study, Gary Wikfors was named the 12th most productive author in the world when it comes to oysters!

Senator Chris Murphy Visits the Milford Lab, June 30th 2015

On June 30th, Senator Chris Murphy visited the Milford lab as part of his tour of Long Island Sound communities and businesses.

Gary Wikfors talks bivalves on New York Public Radio (WNYC)'s Leonard Lopate Show

The topic was an "Everything guide to farming and eating mussels, clams and more."  Other guests were Bren Smith from Thimble Island Oyster Company and Sam Ingber, chef at the Grand Central Oyster Bar!

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