AU Shellfish Lab Dedicated

The Auburn University Shellfish Lab (AUSL) on Dauphin Island, a new facility designed to support Alabama’s shellfish resources and industry, was officially dedicated in April, marking the beginning of a new era of shellfish research in Alabama.

According to David Rouse, interim head of the CoAg’s Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures (FISH), dedication of this facility was “a dream come true.”
The laboratory, which is an FISH unit, was established with industry input to foster production of high-quality shellfish products and to protect shellfish resources in the Gulf of Mexico.

It is located on land leased from the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, an ideal site for AUSL to pursue its scientific endeavors and broaden the involvement of various stakeholders.
For more information on the facility, contact Scott Rikard at 251-861-3018 or srikard@acesag.auburn.edu

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