Rutgers Haskin Lab Assists Cape May Co-op in Getting Oysters to Market

Fresh, tender Delaware Bay oysters from Cape May being shucked. Credit: Jack Rabin

Fresh, tender Delaware Bay oysters from Cape May being shucked. Credit: Jack Rabin

Lisa Calvo, aquaculture program coordinator at Rutgers Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory, has been a key resource in guiding the Cape May Oyster Cooperative, with additional help from experts at Rutgers New Jersey Aquaculture Innovation Center and the Rutgers Food Innovation Center. Read more from New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium on how working as a cooperative helps member oyster farms get their oysters to market.

Rutgers Haskin Lab Helps Celebrate Annual Bay Day in New Jersey

HSRL director Dave Bushek shares information at the lab’s exhibit booth with festival participant.

HSRL Director Dave Bushek shares information at the lab’s exhibit booth with a festival participant.

Delaware Bay Day, the free folklife festival celebrating the Bay and the Bayshore region, was held on June 7 in Bivalve, Port Norris and East Point, NJ. Hosted by the Bayshore Center, the festival which is dubbed “Food, Fun & Fireworks in Bivalve, NJ,” offered a number of fun activities and historical displays, including educational exhibits like the Rutgers Haskin Shellfish Laboratory. [Read more...]

The Fun and Sex of Shellfish Restoration

Wet, dirty sex – that’s the topic for discussion of an upcoming class. "It’s the sex talk," admitted Gef Flimlin, professor and marine extension agent of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County. "Now, the average guy is really interested because he sees those three letters: S, E, X." This class is the second for ReClam the Bay, the nonprofit organization that is affiliated with the Barnegat Bay Shellfish Restoration Program sponsored by Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County. The class will feature Flimlin discussing how spawning happens in the clam hatchery – the sex part. Flimlin said the class will go from spawning all the way to harvesting.

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Ken Able Writes History of the Rutgers Marine Field Station

Fish biologist Ken Able has been the director of the Rutgers Marine Field Station, situated at the end of Great Bay Boulevard, from the very beginning and has written a book about his home away from home for the past 42 years, titled Station 119…In August 1972, a report from Rutgers mentions that a Marine Research Institute was in the making. The federal government sold the deteriorated building for a dollar to Rutgers for a research station as part of its new Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences. The university began renovations, keeping true to the original Coast Guard plans for the building.

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Rutgers Marine Field Station Director Ken Able Talks on Its History

The Tuckerton Historical Society is hosting Ken Able, ichthyologist and the director of the Rutgers Marine Field Station, at its Giffordtown Schoolhouse Museum on Saturday, April 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. Many boaters would recognize the Rutgers Marine Field Station as they motor from Barnegat Bay to Great Bay and beyond.

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