Moss Landing Marine Labs Opens New Facility Dedicated to Aquaculture Research, Education, and Outreach


aquaculture panorama

Moss Landing, CA, August 22, 2014

Today’s Grand Opening of Moss Landing Marine Labs’ 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 Moss Landing Marine Laboratories.

Director Jim Harvey, master of ceremonies at Grand Opening.

Attendees from various scientific, business, academic, and coommunity 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.

Student describing ocean acidification project

Professor Mike Graham sustainable seaweed process

Student explaining diatom culturing.

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories is grateful to the David & Lucile Packard Foundation for making the construction of this new facility possible.

Aquaculture Building under construction on March 22, 2014.

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