2015 Coastal Perspective Lecture Series

Shared on behalf of The Connecticut Sea Grant College Program, the Department of Marine Sciences, UCONN and the Maritime Studies Program, UCONN

2015 Coastal Perspective Lecture Series
Where: University of Connecticut, Avery Point
When: Tuesday, February 10th, 7:30 p.m.

“Fishers Island Oyster Farm: Microbrewed Bivalves – From Hatchery to Table”
By Steve Malinowski, Ph.D.
Fishers Island Oyster Farm, Inc., Founder/Co-Owner

During the last 10 years there has been an explosion of new oyster farms along the entire east coast that now bring to market hundreds of different varieties of oysters.   Started 35 years ago, Fishers Island Oyster Farm was one of a handful of pioneering firms that demonstrated that intensive, high density, containerized shellfish culture was not only economically viable but also among the most sustainable and environmentally friendly industries on the earth.  Driven by a model based on lifestyle, where home and family and business are one entity, Fishers Island Oyster Farm produces one of the premium oysters available on the market today and provides millions of seed oysters to dozens of other growers in the northeast.

Steve Malinowski completed his undergraduate work at Wesleyan and earned a Ph.D. from UCONN in 1985 working under Bob Whitlatch. His research was on the population ecology of Mercenaria (quahogs). While he was a student at UCONN, he and his wife Sarah began raising their six children and together started Fishers Island Oyster Farm – a classic family farm with Sarah’s specialty the children and Steve’s the bivalves.

For more information on Steve Malinowski and the Fishers Island Oyster Farm, visit: Fisher Island Oyster Farm.


Lecture series is FREE and open to the public.  Lectures begin at 7:30 p.m., with light refreshments at 7:10.

Lectures are held in the Auditorium/Theater on the 2nd floor of the Academic Building (disabled accessible), UConn Avery Point Campus.  Enter through the Academic Building or through the Student Center.  There is a limited-capacity elevator on the first floor of the Academic Building.  Please call us with your questions, or concerns, on the limited-mobility access points to the auditorium/theater at 860-405-9025, or email Noreen.blaschik@uconn.edu.

This series is sponsored by The Connecticut Sea Grant College Program, the Department of Marine Sciences, UCONN and the Maritime Studies Program, UCONN.  For more information or a campus map, visit our website here or email CoastalPerspectives@uconn.edu.

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