USDA and NOAA Fisheries open new Northeast oyster breeding center in Milford

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the NOAA's Milford laboratory on Monday.

Nicole Alarcon Soares and Robyn Karashik

Jun 25, 2024, 1:47 AM

Updated 27 days ago

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The Department of Agriculture and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries unveiled the new Northeast Oyster Breeding Center.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the NOAA's Milford laboratory on Monday.
The new hatchery will allow for advanced agricultural research and breeding.
It's a win for Connecticut's shellfish industry which generates $30 million in sales each year and produces 200 thousand bushels of Oysters annually.
The City of Milford is set to host its 50th annual Oyster Festival on August 17.


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