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Aquaculture Genetics & Breeding Tech Center

Location: Gloucester, VA

The proposed Center for the Virginia Institute of Marine Science is intended to conduct science that will develop oyster strains that are resistant to diseases and will grow larger for public consumption. The Center is composed of both interior and exterior facilities to support its mission. Facilities will include primary research spaces such as an algae culture inoculation room, an algal growing room, a brood stock room, a setting room, and a spawning area. Development of the larvae is separated into two distinct groups, each with their own areas within the facility.

This feasibility study considered a new facility to nurture the growth of oysters from conception through spat development. These oysters would be distributed to commercial hatcheries/processing facilities primarily located on the eastern shore of Virginia’s coastal region, as well as throughout the state’s easternmost riverine localities. The building is sited on the southeast section of the main campus with a proximity to the water and necessary utilities.