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New NOAA shellfish hatchery opens, will help restore shellfish nationwide

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SEATTLE, WA – The Kenneth K. Chew Center for Shellfish Research and Restoration located at NOAA’s Manchester Research Station in Washington State, officially opened in May.

A view of the new Kenneth K. Chew Center for Shellfish Research and Restoration. NOAA photos

A view of the new Kenneth K. Chew Center for Shellfish Research and Restoration.
NOAA photos

It will focus on cultivating native Pacific Northwest shellfish, advancing aquaculture technology, and understanding the impacts of ocean acidification on shellfish and other marine life.

Dr. Chew is an influential and well-known authority on shellfish aquaculture whose work and that of his students solved many problems for the shellfish industry, paving the way for its national and international successes today.

Native oyster populations in Puget Sound are at less than 4% of historic levels.

This significant decline affects the region’s ecology, as well as the cultural tradition of tribes who harvest shellfish for a living.

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