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Milford Laboratory (NOAA)

Parent institute: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA-NMFS), more

212 Rogers Avenue
Milford, CT 06460-6499

Tel.: +1(0)203-882 65 00
Fax: +1(0)203-882 65 70

The Milford Laboratory, established in 1931, is located on the shore of Long Island Sound. The facility is comprised of two laboratory/office buildings and support buildings housing raceway and circular tanks. A 49-foot vessel, the R/V Victor Loosanoff, is also docked at the Laboratory for nearshore research.

Present research emphasizes aquaculture and habitat-related work. A well-integrated aquaculture program includes studies of the culture of fish and shellfish to develop methods suitable for commercial use as well as for stock enhancement and restoration. Nearshore habitats are being studied to determine what characteristics make a habitat suitable for a particular species.

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