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CALENDAR ITEM: Aquaculture lecture March 25 (Released: 3/24/97)

by Renu Sehgal, Office of University Communications.

STORRS, Conn. -- Aquaculture is becoming increasingly important for Connecticut's future. The state now has two Vocational-Aquaculture schools as part of the Vocational-Agriculture School System to ensure the state continues to have a highly skilled work force competitive in the emerging aquaculture industry and in the marine trades. Students learn all aspects of making a living from the sea.

Tim Visel, coordinator of the Sound School Regional Vocational Aquaculture Center in New Haven, will talk about aquaculture science and technology as a new educational initiative in Connecticut public schools as part of the University of Connecticut's lecture series on coastal studies. The lecture will be held from 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m March 25 at the Avery Point campus in Groton.

The series of free public lectures is designed to help Connecticut residents understand the complexities of coastal issues. They are co-sponsored by the coastal studies program and Connecticut Sea Grant. The new coastal studies degree program at the Avery Point campus is being developed in connection with a new $56 million marine sciences center being constructed this year through UConn 2000.

Visit the coastal studies Web site